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Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service: 2016  Buyer’s Guide

Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service: 2016 Buyer’s Guide

Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) has been a boon for cloud and managed service providers, with many bringing offers to market over the last three years. Cloud-based disaster recovery is a service that backs up not only data, but an organization’s environment to a hosted data center that can be activated as needed in the event of a server or site-wide outage. Providers report they have seen strong interest in and adoption of DRaaS services in the past three to five years. In Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 cloud survey, 78% of US-based IT decision-makers cited “improving business continuity/disaster recovery” as an important driver for cloud adoption. Particularly among small and midsized businesses, backup and recovery often represents an entry point to the cloud. DRaaS solutions offer a cost-effective means to protect their business systems and data, and to return to operation in the event of a system failure or larger, more catastrophic outage. This report provides users with a comprehensive comparison of the capabilities and features of 13 DRaaS providers.


  • Executive Summary
  • Market Overview
    • Market Overview - Definitions
    • Analysis of DRaaS Drivers and Restraints
    • DRaaS Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
  • DRaaS Providers
  • DRaaS Selection Criteria
    • DRaaS Deployment Models
    • Redundancy & SLAs
    • DRaaS Security
    • DRaaS Recovery Objectives
    • Environments Protected
    • DRaaS Service Testing
    • Disaster Declaration Methods
    • DRaaS Pricing Models
    • Last Word
  • Appendix
    • Provider Listing

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