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The Ultimate Disaster Recovery as a Service Buyer's Guide-5 must haves

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DR vendors are starting to throw around the DRaaS term, but what does it mean?

George Crump, President and Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland explains how DRaaS solutions differ and the top 5 requirements your next Disaster Recovery as a Service solution should have.

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The Ultimate Disaster Recovery as a Service Buyer's Guide-5 must haves

  1. 1. The Ultimate DRaaS Buyer’s Guide 5 Must Haves
  2. 2. George Crumpe, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland 2 Contributor to the Buyer’s Guide George Crumpe Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland
  3. 3. 3 Top 5 Must Haves for Disaster Recovery as a Service Solutions (DRaaS)
  4. 4. Self-Service Recovery Some providers require an email or call to initiate recovery and include manual steps, that are error prone. Push-button DRaaS puts control in your hands. #1
  5. 5. 5 Meet Your Organization’s Recovery Expectations Pay attention to the time it takes from initiation of recovery to live and accessible applications #2
  6. 6. Flexible Recovery To easily solve micro and macro disasters, you need to be able to boot from the appliance and the cloud. #3
  7. 7. Pass Enterprise Grade Recovery Litmus Test Many DRaaS providers can only recover virtual machines that have already been virtualized and are being backed up as virtual machines. Use “concurrent (10+)VM boot” as a litmus test. #4
  8. 8. Costs That Are Simpler Than a Cell Phone Bill Look for a pricing model that includes: 1. Price per recovered server or application 2. Cost or provision for a certain amount of testing per year 3. Associated costs to restore data #5
  9. 9. Download the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

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