Frequently Asked Questions
What is the expected CAGR for the Disaster Recovery as a Service market?The Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) market size is projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 41.8% during the forecast period (2017–2022).
What are the major growth drivers in the DRaaS market?Some of the major factors expected to drive growth in the DRaaS market include rising preference for custom tailored services, advancement of cloud computing into specialized clouds, and growing awareness among enterprises about loss due to IT outages. With an increasing adoption rate of cloud-based solutions among Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) market is expected to grow rapidly.
How is the DRaaS market segmented?The DRaaS market has been segmented into real-time replication, backup and recovery, data protection, and professional services. Real-time replication can be defined as the duplication of a database from one computer or server to another, enabling end-users to avoid data ambiguity. Backup and recovery enables enterprises to back up and restore their business-critical data for avoiding data loss in the event of man-made or natural disasters. Data protection safeguards an enterprise’s data, keeping in mind the regulatory compliances needed for specific businesses and verticals. Professional services provide enterprises with the technical expertise required for storing and managing applications and data, overcoming complex problems, and managing operational challenges. Organizations are deploying DR services to overcome the loopholes in traditional DR systems. Moreover, low maintenance requirements and cost-effectiveness of DR services are the other benefits driving the growth of the DRaaS market.
What are the benefits of having a Disaster Recovery as a Service over traditional Disaster Recovery solution?DRaaS delivers quicker automated and more dependable recovery operation than traditional DR approaches, it leverages data replication technologies, as well as automated and orchestrated recovery. DRaaS combines infrastructure, platform and software as a service and hence organizations dont bear additional costs to invest in infrastructure. It also minimizes the administrative burden placed on IT and allows businesses to assign team members to handle more productive tasks.
IBM offers an extensive portfolio for Disaster recovery as a service, including cloud resiliency orchestration, data availability-as-a service (DaaS), cloud data virtualization, and virtualized server recovery to deliver end-to-end integrated services using private, public, and/or hybrid cloud. IBM Resiliency DRaaS offers real-time data availability for operational restores, DR and business resumption for physical, virtual systems, and applications with near-zero RPOs and RTOs.Read less Read more
Microsoft provides the Operations Management Suite (OMS), which includes Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery (ASR), automation and control, and protection and recovery service offerings for businesses. The suite provides backup, DR features and functionalities, such as integrated services, change tracking, monitoring and alerting, Azure services, minimal complexity of deployment, and security and audit services.Read less Read more
Amazon provides DR services integrated with its other products and solutions, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Glacier, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), AWS Import/Export, AWS Storage Gateway, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Amazon S3 is accessible from any location and is integrated with various commercial and open-source backup services to store backup data.Read less Read more
HP’s cloud-based Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service reduces the burdens on the IT department by: enhancing recovery time by up to 90%; minimizing data loss by up to 95%; saving 15% to 50% in costs via a cloud-based As-a-Service pricing model. It provides businesses with the ability to provision additional storage at the time of recovery to meet short-term needs workload requirements. It also offers an option of a dedicated hypervisor to provide clients with the ability to host dedicated applications requiring real-time replication.Read less Read more
Vmware disaster recover solutions are easier to setup and validate. It enables businesses to implement secure enterprise grade disaster recovery solution with 5-minute RPO The solution provides flexible, reliable and cost-efficient replication to allow data protection and disaster recovery for all virtual machines present in the environment. It requires zero capital investment and also enables companies to move from CAPEX to OPEX-based DR to control costs. All their solutions come with built in Industry-standard SSL encryption.Read less Read more
Zerto DRaaS allows businesses to chose flexible monthly billing. The company also helps them in gaining enhanced performance and reliability by leveraging CSP services, without sacrificing control over production environments. Zerto DRaaS solution enables users to replicate to one or more cloud sites for redundancy and long-term retention. It also provides multi-tenant capabilities that enable businesses to attain economies of scale by distributing computing resources in a public or private cloud while storing their data completely isolated and visible only to the specific tenant.Read less Read more
NTT Communications offers cloud recovery service, which focuses on cloud-based server replication. It also offers DR Target as a service platform, built on the VCC technology that benefits customers with SLAbacked RTOs and RPOs. The key features of cloud recovery service are failover and failback in minutes, flexible scheduling for maintenance windows, scale with individual organizations and timelines, secure online portal, real-time activity reporting, and system health check reporting. NTT’s Multi-Cloud Connect caters to the dynamic business needs of customers. The company’s cloud recovery service provides the capability to virtually increase the number of servers, thus eliminating restrictions on the server count to be included in a single environment.Read less Read more
Cable & Wireless Communications DRaaS is a comprehensive solution that protects business data and applications by replicating and backing up the entire environment. It provides four solutions for different platforms, namely DRaaS X86, DRaaS Oracle, DRaaS Power p, and DRaaS Power i. DRaaS X86 is a complete replication solution typically focused on Microsoft environments. It is instrumental in replicating data in real-time at a block level, providing an immediate failover and failback capacity for most critical production servers.Read less Read more
Cisco DRaaS offers various benefits including reduced CapEx, easy disaster recovery implementation, IT environment replication etc. The solution's architecture enables cloud providers to deliver an attractive revenue-generating service to their enterprise customers who have on- premises workloads. It also helps enterprises to minimise disaster recovery complexity and costs. Adopting DRaaS allows businesses to maintain their critical infrastructure and applications and to help ensure their survivability.Read less Read more
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