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Has The Cloud Eliminated The Need For Tape?

As businesses replace more of their physical computing resources with virtualized IT in the cloud, many are wondering if cloud-based Backup as a Service (BaaS) or more comprehensive Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) have finally eliminated the need for tape.

Disaster Recovery as a Response to Ransomware

Analysts, media, and cybersecurity experts have called 2016 the year of ransomware. In 2017, attacks could well increase to record levels. Companies need to do all they can to implement the physical, technical and administrative precautions to safeguard their data against this threat and to comply with all relevant security requirements. A qualified DRaaS provider can help companies defend against and respond to ransomware attacks by offering the services, systems and technologies to keep their backups secure and provide the space and support for successful recovery.

Recovery Point Response To Gartner 10 Questions For Draas Providers

In the Gartner report “10 Strategic Questions to Ask Potential DRaaS Providers” Released on March 23 2016, leading Gartner analysts posed 10 strategic questions that IT and operations leaders need to ask when considering a DRaaS services provider. It’s a thought provoking report on a hot topic in the industry and we at Recovery Point decided to provide you with the answers we would give based on our view of the DRaaS market.

Addressing Disaster Recovery Challenges of the Hybrid Datacenter

From our work and conversations with current and prospective Disaster Recovery customers, we know that IT organizations are contemplating or already making the transition from traditional single site bricks and mortar datacenters to a hybrid model of multi-site production spread across public and private cloud and colocation components.

Building Client Confidence in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

A new concept just a few years ago, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has now become a leading use-case for hybrid cloud and an attractive alternative to traditional, dedicated disaster recovery. An IDG survey of 1,600 companies, for example, lists DRaaS as the number two driver on the list of workloads executives are moving to hybrid cloud. The research firm MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global DRaaS and business continuity market to grow from an estimated $640.8 million in 2013 to $5.77 billion by 2018: a compounded annual growth rate of 55.2%

Selecting a Hybrid Data Center for DRaaS

On-site, Off-site; Owned, Leased, Subscribed. Dedicated, Shared; Physical, Virtual; Public, Private: Meet the New Hybrid Data Center The rapid acceptance of cloud computing across enterprises of all sizes reflects a significant attitude change among CIOs and the businesses they serve: Organizations can have the best IT infrastructure for their needs without having to own all of it.

Finding Value with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Cloud computing is now an important part of the IT mix for organizations looking to contain costs while supporting enterprise competitiveness, compliance and continuity. Many companies seeking maximum cost reductions and IT resilience have discovered they don’t need to choose totally between an off-premises cloud or an on-premises data center. It’s not an either/or proposition.