Modern servers and systems face countless threats. Not only are they under constant attack from hackers, malware, and spam bots, they’re also exposed to physical dangers. Twenty percent of businesses experience system loss from fires, floods, outages, and more every year. 

For these reasons and more, businesses need to create an executable strategy that goes into effect when they suffer a system failure or breach. This is called a disaster recovery plan. 

Disaster recovery plans are an essential piece of modern cybersecurity, providing you with a way out of an otherwise catastrophic situation.  One of the key pieces in disaster recovery is the creation, storing, and deployment of offsite backups.  

At Expedient Technology Services, we have long provided convenient offsite backup management for our clients. This includes creating and storing up-to-date copies of critical systems and data that can be easily accessed and managed through our NOC (network operations center).  

However, the increasing focus on maximum uptime has resulted in a need for something that goes beyond a disaster recovery plan. Many of today’s businesses need a dedicated disaster recovery service that can immediately act when troubles arise. 

What is Disaster Recovery as a Service? 

Disaster recovery as a service (or DRaaS) leverages cloud computing to keep up-to-date backups of entire systems and provide immediate access to those systems when needed. This is not simply storage that you can pull data from. It is an entire system that is ready to go to work for you. 

Think of it as a secondary infrastructure rather than just another copy. Instead of having to do a data dump or cloud transfer of your backup information from one server to another, you simply switch over to the backup system.  

Whether you lost your on-site systems in a natural disaster or your virtual server crashed, your backup system can be fully up and running with the effort it takes to flip a switch. If you need to return to an on-site host, this system can still be copied over either via cloud or data mule. 

These backups can also be used in non-disaster situations, such as if you want to run a test or your primary system needs to be updated. DRaaS provides maximum flexibility for your needs. It’s capable of mimicking either physical or virtual systems. 

According to Ponemon Institute, unplanned downtime can cost as much as $8851 per minute. With DRaaS, you can practically eliminate downtime altogether 

At ETS, we provide a range of customizable IT service plans including disaster recovery as a service. All of our server systems and backups are housed in a Tier 4 data centerensuring that your compliance and uptime standards are met. 

Whatever you need, our IT consultants in Dayton, Ohio are here to help. Contact us today. 

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