Disaster Recovery – DRaaS
Private Cloud Backup
Offsite backup for your business is critical to ensure data security. To protect data and ensure highest availability businesses need an easy secure way to backup or replicate their date offsite to the cloud. Over our secure private connection, your company data and even entire servers can be backed up and archived to our secure backup vaults.
At least three copies of data are made, two on different mediums onsite and one copy offsite. This is important for various availability strategies. Utilising our multi-cloud solution, we are also able to leverage any public cloud provider, including IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or a preferred managed service provider to protect your data offsite.
Rojan’s preferred product is Veeam, however we are more than happy to accommodate your backup vendor of choice.
Disaster Recovery as a Service
Rojan’s Secure DRaaSS allows your IT workloads to be replicated from virtual or physical environments to our advanced security cloud infrastructure. With over a decade of disaster recovery expertise, we can go far beyond simple backup to ensure all your key workloads are protected, and the disaster recovery process is tuned to your business priorities and compliance needs.
We know from experience that disaster recovery plans are different for each organization. Our solutions are built around that premise. Our experienced disaster recovery engineers will help guide you through the entire process from design to implementation. From first click, to failover, we are there every step of the way.
Understanding Disaster Recovery as a Service
A disaster recovery provider is simply a Cloud computing service model. It allows companies to back their data and IT infrastructure in a third-party Cloud computing environment. In addition, the third party provides orchestration through a software as a service solution (SaaS) where lest a disaster occurs, the company gets assistance reclaiming access and functionality of IT infrastructure. The model has gained popularity recently due to an organization not needing to invest in on-site resources, i.e., hardware, software, IT personnel; instead, they rely on a DRaaS provider.
An efficient plan is a vital business continuity tool every organization should have. Organizations are now more prone to wreak havoc on their IT departments brought by catastrophes more than ever before. Some of the events that are likely to hit an organization IT department include:
- Power outages
- Cybersecurity attacks
- Equipment failure
- Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, etc.
How Does It Work?
It works by cloning and hosting an organization’s servers in facilities operated by third-party vendors compared to hosting them in the organization’s physical location. Execution of a plan also occurs at the third-party’s facilities in the event of prospected disasters shutting down a customer’s site and operations. DRaaS is accessible conventionally through a subscription model or the most recent pay-per-use model where an organization only pays when hit by a catastrophe. Before employing, an organization ought to evaluate their potential in service delivery based on their budget and unique need since solutions vary in cost and scope.
Traditionally, organizations owned off-site environments. Provisioning and maintenance of an off-site environment are not only time-consuming but also cost-ineffective. Employing a DRaaS providers saves a lot of money and eliminates the need for an off-site disaster recovery environment. Before choosing a suitable provider, an organization must evaluate and understand service level agreements. An agreement outlines the recovery time–how long it will take to spin up the servers and revamp for normal business operations. Critical issues such as an event of a regional disaster form part of the clauses of an agreement. Before signing an agreement, read through to ensure that it makes sense and prioritizes your needs as a client.
Types of models
An organization may choose to hand over the planning to a DRaaS provider either as a whole or in part. The organization will shop for a suitable provider who provides different DRaaS delivery modes. The three main modes of delivery are managed DRaaS, assisted, and self-service.
- Managed Disaster Recovery
In a managed DRaaS delivery model, the responsibility lies with a third party as a whole. Organizations that prefer the managed DRaaS model must stay in touch with their providers to ensure that they are up to date on all applications, infrastructures, and changes. If your business lacks the expertise, time, and resources to roll out an effective plan, a managed disaster model sums up as the best option.
- Assisted Disaster as a Service
In an assisted model, the client is responsible for implementing some if not all the procedures in a plan. The disaster as a service provider only delivers the plan by optimizing procedures. Assisted DRaaS works best for organizations that prefer maintaining the responsibility of some of their recovery plans. Also, if you have customized or unique applications that might pose challenges for the third party to take over, assisted recovery delivery model sums up as the most suitable option.
- Self-service Disaster as a Service
This is the cheapest of the three models. In a self-service DRaaS, the organization is responsible for rolling out all the plan procedures. The client is responsible for planning, testing, and management of a plan. The organization builds an off-site environment where it hosts its infrastructure backup in virtual machines. Careful, comprehensive planning and testing are essential to ensure that processing can instantly fail over to the virtual servers in the event of a disaster. If you have employed staff with the skills and expertise to roll out a plan, a self-service DRaaS sums up as the best option.
Why Should You Work with Disaster Recovery As A Service Provider?
- Many businesses lack the luxury of time required for researching, testing, and fully implementing a plan. Providers take the burden of planning off the organization and rest it with experts hence optimum delivery.
- Imagine pumping money in all the required equipment and resources for an off-site environment with not one or two stand-by IT staff, and an event never happens. This would signify that costly second infrastructure and staff will be unutilized. The service level agreements between the organization and the disaster as a service providers outline the mode of payment which could either be on a subscription or pay-per-use. Both models require payment to be made but only when the organization needs help. Hence, it is more affordable to employ a provider in contrast with building your own environment.
Recovery works hand in hand with cloud backup. At Rojan, we offer DRaaS in addition to a cloud backup solution for businesses. We have a secure private connection where your company’s data and entire servers are backed up. In addition, we ensure that we offer an additional archive at our safe backup vaults. We produce three copies where we store two copies at medium sites. We store the third copy with a public cloud provider such as Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud, AWS, etc.
Rojan IT Services also offer advanced security cloud infrastructure where your organization’s IT workloads from physical or virtual environments are replicated. Our expertise goes beyond simple backup and ensures all critical workloads are secure. We also ensure that your business’s compliance needs and priorities are adhered to when rolling out the procedures.
While each organization has its plan, we have built solutions around that premise. Our skilled and experienced engineers are dedicated to guiding you through the entire process from designing to implementation. Do not miss out on the seamless process.