Benefits of Disaster Recovery As a Service

July 1, 2018

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In any business, especially in an IT firm, data is one of the key elements used in running daily operations. There are several ways in which a firm can store and protect its data. In the past, disaster preparation would often require IT staff to travel to off-premise data centers and/or copy corporate data onto tapes. However, advances in technology and computing platforms have enabled the creation of better and more scalable data storage mechanisms. These have paved the way for complete Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions that can be used instead of internal IT teams.

When data is breached or hacked into, uncontrollable losses will occur. To prevent this, many companies opt to have in place disaster response measures and even dedicated teams for managing such situations.

Today, you’ll find two main categories of computing: cloud computing and hardware server-based computing. This includes the use of DRaaS or traditional backup methods to protect and store data. With current technology, DRaaS offers several advantages over traditional backup and disaster recovery methods.

DRaaS is quite reliable and helps address many challenges, including mobility, portability and high performance, among other features. Traditional disaster recovery does not offer the capabilities that DRaaS can today. In the following section, we’ll look at some of the reasons why you should shift away from other methods and instead rely on DRaaS for disaster recovery.

Fewer Necessary Resources

DRaaS recovery data is stored in the cloud, which reduces the on-premises hardware requirements. Traditional disaster recovery services generally need expensive on-premises hardware and are complex to implement and manage.

DRaaS can be used for a group of critical servers or just a single server, something that may not be economically viable using traditional DR. This means companies can resume limited operations much more quickly.

Cyberattack mitigation

Cyberattacks pose one of the biggest threats to businesses. Earlier this year, the “WannaCry” ransomware attack made headlines when it took over 300,000 computers in 150 countries.

Cyberattacks also come in the form of email phishing scams, whereby scammers trick unwary employees to give out confidential information, and data hacks, whereby cybercriminals gain access to the company’s network and exploit sensitive data.

With DRaaS, you can mitigate these security incidents and prevent a disaster situation. In this type of event, you just invoke your DR plan to bring your applications live in the cloud using the most recent, clean copy of your data. When you have cleaned your production systems from the attack, you can replicate your cloud versions back to your data centre.

That beats negotiating with an attacker for your data back!

Lower Cumulative Costs

Most businesses do not have a good disaster recovery plan because they are concerned about the expenses. In general, backup and disaster recovery can be expensive if you choose methods which necessitate the purchase of hardware. For example, if you want to back up all your data in private servers physically, you must invest in the same number of servers as you have now. DRaaS is a solution provided by a third-party. Therefore, the hardware and software used for your disaster recovery strategy are owned by the service provider. Your initial investment will be small.

Easier testing.

Failover testing is now as simple as pointing and clicking, which takes a lot of the effort (and risk) out of testing. And, as I have made clear, if it isn’t tested regularly, it isn’t reliable.

DRaaS comes with a lot of really good tools for monitoring and protecting critical and sensitive information-and provides auditors with an easily verifiable “paper” trail.

Flexibility

Compared to more traditional methods of backup, DRaaS is much more flexible. The various DRaaS services offer clients more options in how to handle different business systems. Any enterprise using DRaaS solutions can select from a variety of recovery scopes, depending on the type of the disaster. These can include server failure, human-caused disasters, loss of power or building access, data hampering, and much more.

Rapid and Immediate Recovery

Your company can never be sure when a disaster might occur. If one does happen, how much downtime is acceptable? Each second the power is out or your servers fail means huge losses for your organization. With a DRaaS solution in place, you do not have to worry about this: if a disaster strikes, you will be able to restore normal operations within minutes.

Reliable Security

Security in DRaaS is commonly misunderstood, so choose your provider wisely. For example, it’s important to ensure that the provider is compliant with all the relevant regulatory bodies. In addition to making sure the data center itself is physically secure, you should also verify that data is encrypted in-flight and at rest. DRaaS providers should implement automatic systems to monitor the health of your data. For peace of mind, they should also be able to provide you with reports for any specified period.

Streamlines In-House IT Needs

Many small to medium-sized businesses do not have the IT expertise to manage disaster recovery solutions. Managing processes like data recovery or disaster prevention require knowledge of business process and a specific IT skillset. DRaaS allows businesses to leverage the expertise of the consultants providing a more effective way to implement a disaster recovery solution for your business.

35 Comments

  • Sacia Ashe July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I HATE lunch, it is so stressful for me. I am trying to fix that.

  • ikigai July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    ily so much

  • Georgia July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Having a classic Macy coffee/croissant breakfast and feeling inspired to be a strong woman and eat all the carbs today πŸ‘πŸΌ Loved you and Tyler in this, you’re such a cute couple and very lucky to have each other

  • Penny McDonald July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Have you tried putting jelly on the cream cheese? Its pretty good!

  • Ilene O July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    πŸ’›πŸ’ͺ🏼

  • Joyce Van Meeuwen July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Macy, so so proud of you girl!! And so great that taylor supports you so much! Thanks for youre vlog again! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Question but do you have problems with drinking things with calories in it…? I do eat almost everything know but drinks with calories in it are still bit of a fear to me…. (for example, when i drink coca cola, i take the zero or light)…. Thanks again, love from Holland 😘😘😘

  • Olivia Pirie July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Hahaha cracks me up that Tyler was using a massive knife for the jam πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

  • Tren Owen July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Feel the fear… and do it anyway yaaaaas!! As i was watching you talk about your anxieties around panera/chipotle it was like i was watching a film and rooting for the main actor (you) to win. I was thinking i hope she does it and BAM you did!! I can seriously empathise with how difficult that is but how freeing it feels… makes me so happy. Each of those meals was a step closer to recovery and next time if the situation arises you know that it wont kill you! Keep shining girl xx

  • Sheela Narayanan July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    you two are a lovely couple, as always! good for you challenging those rules. i hope the milk didnt upst you! i realized the other day, people even who are NOT in recovery from any ED, they have their own food issues. and they are too busy worrying about that to give a crap what I eat LOL so i am starting to think, hm, maybe my 'weird' is really normalfor ME if that makes sense. no rules, bring on te cookies for breakfast!

  • friendoftherese1 July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    My third comment! If you can afford it, try using tretanoin on your face. Us oldsters use it to smooth out our sun-damaged wrinkles, but the sooner you start, the better your skin will be when you are more…ahem….mature. Unfortunately, most insurance companies won't cover it, and it is very expensive, but I have found discounts online, and luckily, one tube lasts forever. It's prescription only. There is a dermatologist youtuber that gives excellent advice called Dr. Dray. Unfortunately, it appears to my e.d. eyes that she is suffering from an eating disorder (or at the minimum orthorexia) herself, so if that triggers you, don't follow her.

  • Suraya Granados July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    It makes me so comfortable that Tyler is so helpful towards u.. I have always been scared to get in a relationship because I feel like I would be a burden to them, I hope to find my Tyler ❀️❀️

  • friendoftherese1 July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I am technology impaired. How do I access your IGTV? Is there an app you download?

  • friendoftherese1 July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Listening to your struggles today reminded me of a phrase in Alcoholics Anonymous used to describe the disease of alcoholism: It is cunning, baffling, and powerful. Couldn't the same description be used for anorexia? Those disordered thoughts and feelings are so sneaky, and it's so easy to defend disordered behavior to ourselves. Bravo for realizing and naming your fears, talking about them to Tyler and to us, and being so transparent and honest. You've got this girlfriend! I'm so very proud of you!! I've had some struggles myself recently, and the more I put it out there and tell my husband about what I'm dealing with, the sooner that eating disordered voice gets silenced, and the smoother recovery becomes. One day at a time! (Now that I think about it, there are lots of good phrases and attitudes that those of us with eating disorders can borrow from A.A.!)

  • Recoveringrach July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    You and Tyler are the cutest as always! So proud of you for being vulnerable and honest with how you're feeling, it really helps seeing that recovery is a struggle, even if you've been in it for a while. Love you and this video as always <3

  • joy said July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    so proud of you. git it gurl. GITIT.

  • Ashley Ryan July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Super proud of you Macy! Your videos went from being my guilty pleasure show, to Matt's too. We watch you guys together now because he too, finds these videos useful and loves the energy you both have. As well as your honesty and realness.

  • Ashley Casey July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    β€œLow key-we’re allowed to do both” hahaha was so sweet

  • Shae Lynch July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I am so incredibly proud of you and hope that I can be where you are soon! xoxo

  • Hedda Holmberg July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    You are amazing Maceeeee❀️

  • Maren Gray July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    AHHH THATS MY FAV PANERA SANDWICHπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜

  • E July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    So proud of u Macy πŸ™‚ you really inspire me! Girl we're on the same boat!!! I just woke up from a nightmare and funny thing I actually had a freak out yesterday at dinner. It was over a vegan burger that I had ordered because the patty was fried and the bun was white and huge and I had already had carbs for lunch! I did eat it but felt awful afterwards and it unleashed the binge monster in me 😐 just when I thought I had managed balanced eating! I hope I can eat my fear foods someday without freaking out. Take care sweetie and keep up the great vids, I'm addicted! πŸ™‚

  • Maren Gray July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Love who u are❀😝

  • Maren Gray July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    U NEED MY JAMπŸ™ŒπŸ˜

  • Tangerinka410 July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Congratulations, Macy!! That is fantastic how you challenge your rules! I think you are doing great in your recovery..also the fact that you can so openly talk about your feelings with someone is awesome!

  • Danie van Kay July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    So proud of you for pushing through those feelings. Sometimes we think we're doing great in recovery and than all of a sudden eating out for lunch twice a day seems like the biggest scariest thing EVER, right?! It's such a powerful thing that you were able to notice the anxiety, deal with it, feel alllll the feels, talk it out with that fabulous bf of yours and just DO IT ANYWAYS! YESS GUUURL!

  • Ema Brulc July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    It is so important that when you have ed thoughts that you sit down, absorbe them and look beyond that. Just like you did. I am so proud of you and I love you so much! ❀ You and Tyler are so wonderful together. 😊 Keep on going, you own this recovery! We all do! CHEERS to living the best life, without our ed rules!❀🍻

  • Signe July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Tyler is so supportive and you freaking out was so so so so genuine and beautiful tbh

  • Kellz July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Tyler is so supportive!!! More men need to be this way to their loved ones (even if they don't understand 😍

  • Wylde One July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Fuck food rules! Smoke a joint and eat that restaurant food girl! I believe in you love

  • Anna Mason Moore July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    BBQ flatbread is the ishhhh at Panera!! also need to know where your necklaces are from!

  • Kate D. July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I love how supportive Tyler is ❀️ Also, very proud of you Macy

  • nomadically July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I love your openness? (is that a word) and love the guac-a-mole reference haha

  • Julie Yeo July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

  • Carina July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    <3

    I need to start a skin care routine lol… freaking hormonal/oily skin…. hate it… and you know I love Tyler in your videos πŸ˜€
    More plx!!!

    I generally have anxiety around food… because I feel like I am unable to stop… πŸ™ and it sucks… also I am so over food right now… the novelty of it has worn off and just thinking about eating almost has me chugging… Just not interesting in food right now and all I am doing is forcing myself to eat…

    I know I keep going off on it but I really do feel that is has to do with how chubby I've gotten again… as mentioned… I can deal with my thighs and ass getting bigger but my stomach is just a no compromise area… Its a huge problematic area and I am not sure if its the muggy/humid air that has plague Georgia these past 2ish months… but I am also having trouble breathing properly… like my bronchitis is flaring up… and I've never (well… more like can't remember) experienced that. At least not since I moved to Denmark… My nose is partially stuffed… and goes runny during the day… its not allergies because I am not sneezing uncontrollably nor have itchy/watery eyes… nor is it a cold…and when I try to workout… I feel like I've ran a marathon at full speed after just 5 mins… That has never happened to me before. So to say I am having huge anxiety attacks right now is an understatement πŸ™ … I guess the thoughts are trying to tell me that because I've become bigger now all the problems are returning… and "punishing" me for it πŸ™ I can do is see if it improves or if it will first get better once I return to Denmark…

    I try to avoid eating out because I will always end up ordering Chicken… or a salad of some sort… So yeah… I kinda try and avoid it πŸ™ still a massive challenge for me…

    I loved seeing this vlog and seeing Tyler in it again πŸ™‚ It helped put a smile on my otherwise shitty day.
    Take care girl <3 and stay strong. Love ya <3

  • Susan Kim July 1, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I admire how you're able to vocalize all your thoughts, not only to us outloud but with Tyler. Your love for each other shines through and brightens my day πŸ’—

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