Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is changing the way data center administrators think about disaster recovery. A DR site and equipment no longer need to be bought in advance. DRaaS instead enables DR to be on-demand. The concept is so appealing that vendors are racing into the market claiming to offer DRaaS capabilities. But DRaaS is more than a simple check mark for a disaster recovery requirement. Organizations need to realize that how well the service performs is critical to successfully surviving a disaster.
There are five critical aspects of DRaaS performance:
- How long will it take to update the provider’s copy on a regular basis?
- How long will it take for applications to be available in a disaster?
- What will performance of those hosted applications look like?
- How will the provider deliver performance during a large, regional outage?
- How long will it take to return to the original (new) data center?
Join Storage Switzerland’s Senior Analyst W. Curtis Preston and Infrascale’s VP of Product Management & Product Marketing Stephane Fymat as they discuss the performance aspects of DRaaS and arm you with the questions you should ask while you compare your prospective DRaaS vendors.