Disaster recovery as a service, or DRaaS, should be changing the way channel partners think about their clients’ business continuity options.
Indeed, cloud-based methods such as DRaaS have put DR within the reach of smaller customers, a development that has opened a largely untapped market for channel partners. DR was once something only larger enterprises could think about doing. The cost of duplicating in-house IT infrastructure in a DR facility was simply beyond the resources of many, if not most, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). But DRaaS has changed the economics of data protection. A business pays a monthly fee to get the job done, rather than make a sizeable upfront investment in hardware, software licenses and facilities.