To many, cloud has seemed an ideal fit for DR since it was first conceived and cloud-based Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service has also been the hot topic recently. Part of the reason talk of DRaaS has amped up lately is not only due to the increase of disasters, but also due to the increased reliance on cloud and technology to achieve their business objectives and overall success. The more reliant the business becomes on technology, the more critical the need to recover those applications and infrastructures in a disaster occurs.
Demand and use of cloud-based DR systems is growing, too. CloudHPT who offer a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service solution, recently reported a 300% growth in DR revenue in 2013. This demand could be driven by a combined overall risk increase coupled by increased reliance on technology, but there is also a third ingredient to this “magic mix” that has helped catapult the success and demand for DRaaS. This third ingredient is the efficiency of the cloud-based DR technology . The technology itself has become very robust, it works and as a service is less then half the price of the traditional approach.