Skip to content


Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS): The Emergence of a Smarter, More Robust Approach

By: Kirk Savidis

Disaster Recovery as a Service DRaaS Blog 550x550 PostImage

Table of content

In today’s digital world with the prominence of remote work and hybrid office space, data is the lifeblood of organizations. A disaster recovery plan is essential for any organization to best mitigate new and unforeseen risks while ensuring business resilience. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a smarter and more robust approach to disaster recovery that has emerged in recent years. This article will explore DRaaS, the benefits provided to organizations, and how it works.

What is Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)?

DRaaS is a cloud-based service that provides organizations with a comprehensive, dependable, and fast disaster recovery solution. The service stores the client’s critical data and applications in a cloud service environment. If an incident is detected, the organization can move to quickly recover its data and applications to ensure business continuity.

Since DRaaS is a subscription-based service, organizations can opt to not invest in and maintain their physical infrastructure. As explored previously, moving to an operating expense model from a capital expenditure model allows organizations to have more predictable month-over-month expenses. With more predictable month-over-month expenses, organizations leveraging a DRaaS model have the flexibility to scale their disaster recovery capabilities based on their needs. This service is designed to be highly available, scalable, and secure, providing a more robust disaster recovery solution than traditional approaches.

Benefits of DRaaS

Now, let’s explore some of the benefits DRaaS offers to organizations:

  1. Faster Recovery Times: DRaaS provides faster recovery times compared to traditional disaster recovery approaches. In the event of a disaster, an organization can quickly recover its data and applications from the cloud provider’s infrastructure, reducing downtime and ensuring business continuity.
  2. Scalability: DRaaS is highly scalable, meaning organizations have the flexibility to scale their disaster recovery capabilities up or down based on their needs. This better enables organizations to adapt to changing business requirements and compliance, and ensure that their disaster recovery solution meets their specific needs.
  3. Cost-Effective: DRaaS eliminates the need to invest in and maintain its disaster recovery on-premise infrastructure. This reduces the overall cost of disaster recovery and enables organizations to focus their budget on core business activities.
  4. Improved Security: DRaaS providers like Dataprise are responsible for the security of the infrastructure used to store a client’s data and applications. This includes security measures such as:
    • encryption
    • access control
    • regular backups

How Does DRaaS Work?

DRaaS replicates and stores the clients’ critical data and applications in a cloud provider’s infrastructure. Cloud providers have a highly advanced infrastructure, designed to be available, scalable, and secure, to best ensure accessibility and protection.

To migrate to a Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service offering, an organization needs to follow these steps:

  • Identify critical applications and data for business continuity
  • Choose a DRaaS provider that best fits your scalability, availability, and security needs
  • Replicate Data and Applications to the provider’s infrastructure
  • Regularly test and monitor to ensure the data is always available and functions correctly

Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) has proven to be a smarter and more robust approach to disaster recovery that has emerged recently. DRaaS offers organizations faster recovery times, scalability, cost-effectiveness, and improved security. Implementing DRaaS involves identifying critical applications and data, choosing a DRaaS provider, replicating data and applications, and testing and monitoring the solution regularly. 

Dataprise is proud to be a Platinum Veeam cloud and services provider. Our powerful data protection ecosystem coupled with the Veeam foundation enables us to provide the best-in-class DRaaS solutions. Interested in learning more? Explore more about Dataprise and Veeam’s relationship.

Recent Tweets


Want the latest IT insights?

Subscribe to our blog to learn about the latest IT trends and technology best practices.