For: Infrastructure & Operations Professionals by Rachel A. Dines, January 17, 2014
Business Technology Resiliency Is A High Priority, But Budgets Remain Flat
In today’s world of 24×7 business requirements, few companies can afford downtime, yet most are not allocating additional funds to prevent it. Traditional models for recovery are proving too expensive, too time-consuming, and unable to meet more aggressive recovery objectives.
DRaaS Is Growing As I&O Pros Look For Faster Recovery At Lower Cost
The past few years have seen significant growth and adoption of DRaaS across all segments, as I&O professionals are looking for ways to improve their recovery objectives without increasing spend. In this time, traditional DR service providers, cloud service providers, telcos, and pure-play providers have brought new DRaaS solutions to market.
Breadth Of Services, Platform Support, And Proven Success Are Key Differentiators
As traditional approaches to DR become outdated and less effective, DRaaS providers with tunable resiliency levels, broad platform support, and favorable contract terms and pricing will lead the pack. Since this market is new and immature, vendors that can demonstrate proven scale, success, and expertise are also very appealing to potential buyers.