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Conversation Starter: Backup & Disaster as a Service (DRaaS & BaaS)

As Technology Advisors, we get asked about the difference between DRaaS and BaaS and how it can prevent data loss. With ransomware attacks and social engineering at an all time high (with recent surveys from Digital Defense citing that 78% of organizations experienced one or more ransomware attacks in 2021), we wanted to educate our audience on protecting their organizations and their data.

First, let's explain what each of these services provide for your organization.

Backup as a Service (BaaS) protects the data, and typically allows for recovery of a file or server back to the customer's on-prem environment. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) protects the business, and allows for recovery of the entire IT environment (servers, storage, networking, apps, data) in the cloud.

Here's some key questions for you to ask yourself to see if DRaaS & BaaS are right for you:

  1. What do you do for DR today?

    1. Single server failure? Whole data center failure?

    2. How frequently do you test your DR solution?

    3. Where do you struggle with DR today?

    4. What is the cost of downtime (per day, per hour) for your company? (Rough estimate: annual revenue divided by business days, divided by hours per day)

  2. How do you back up your data today?

    1. Is there an offsite data protection strategy?

    2. If you could improve your backup strategy, what would you do?

  3. Do you have any compliance requirements that affect your backup/DR strategies?

If your answers are "I don't know" or "I don't think we have that" or even "I think we could improve", we're here to help!

To start, we can help you get competitive pricing through our expert vendor negotiation strategies. Next, we'll help you choose which solution best fits your organization and users. Then, we'll design the cloud infrastructure and migrate over to your chosen DRaaS and/or BaaS solution.

We are cloud infrastructure and 'X'aaS solution experts, with access to resources that will empower you to be in the driver's seat of your IT environment.


Want some more education on the subject of DRaaS or BaaS? Here's some great insights in this 30-minute podcast.


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