Choosing a Disaster Recovery as a Service Provider (DRaaS): Part #1 - Introduction

In order to celebrate World Backup Day (March 31, 2017) we thought it would be a good idea to start a series of tips based on Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). This will be a three-part series that will be released over the next few months.


Why does my business need a Disaster Recovery as a Service Provider?

Whether you’re a business owner, a manager, or part of a team, you know the importance of being ready when an unplanned disaster occurs. This is when your disaster recovery plan (DRP) becomes invaluable. A well-thought-out plan of how to approach an unplanned disaster for your business is something that all small, medium and large businesses should have in place.

A large part of any disaster recovery plan (DRP) should be the disaster recovery service that your business uses. Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of your data via a third party provider. If some sort of disaster were to happen at your place of work the DRaas provider would have a backup of all of your data, allowing your business to function as usual without losing any of your replicated information. 

Throughout this 3 part series we will go over some of bigger questions that companies face when deciding whether to integrate into the cloud or not. We will cover the details of cloud security & compliance standards, associated costs, and generally how to take advantage of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). Stay tuned over the next few months as we go over these topics in more detail.

Here at Virtual Systems, our virtual private server technology provides a secure, compliant infrastructure that’s easy to scale in a matter of minutes. We are HIPAA, PCI, and SOC2 compliant. Our virtual private servers are deployed using VMWare vCloud Suite, the industry leader in server virtualization technology. We are a VMWare Certified partner and our VMWare Certified Professionals are specially trained to install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments. We also offer offsite backup and VDI services that aid in any disaster recovery plan (DRP).