Is My Business Protected? How DRaaS Minimizes Risk

Chris Voigt, Solution Architect

What threats is your company currently protected against? Many organizations are satisfied when the requisite boxes are checked to meet audit, compliance, and insurance requirements. With the IT threat landscape ever-changing and ever-expanding, many organizations would be well served to take a more comprehensive look into risk and recovery planning. Peeling back the layers of the disaster recovery landscape and designing a solution that meets business requirements is a critical task for all IT organizations.

Understanding the differing threat scenarios that could impact your business is crucial. This is not meant to scare you but to highlight that Disaster Recovery as a Service can offer your organization peace of mind during disasters, allowing your business to return to doing what it does best.

What is Disaster Recovery as a Service?

Disaster Recovery as a Service, also known as DRaaS, is a recovery service that gets your data, applications, and systems back up and running within minutes or hours – not days, allowing you to minimize downtime and return to normal operations. 

How Would These Scenarios Impact Your Business?

98% of organizations say a single hour of downtime now costs over $100,000. With this in mind, it’s essential to implement a disaster recovery plan for the following scenarios:

  • Temporary Loss of Service – Software Upgrade Failure, Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack, or Power Outage 
  • Temporary Loss of Site – Natural Disaster, Network Issues, or Facility Maintenance 
  • Permanent Loss of Site – Long-term Outage Due to Catastrophic Event, Financial Insolvency, Lease or Contract Non-Renewal 
  • Destruction of Data – Malware Attack, Accidental Deletion, or Physical Damage to Storage 
  • Loss of 3rd Party App Data – Cloud Vendor Outage, API Changes or Deletion, or Vendor Goes Out of Business 

What to Expect with DRaaS

Xigent’s Disaster Recovery as a Service provides a flexible cloud-based solution tailored to meet your Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) so you can continue operations within your timeframe and budget. Xigent’s DRaaS capabilities include:

  • Fully managed configuration & administration 
  • Experienced resources available 24×7 
  • Bi-annual, no-impact testing 
  • Known monthly cost—no per-incident fee 
  • Proven process & documentation 
  • Mature business continuity & disaster recovery process

Achieving complete organizational protection from every scenario is often deemed impossible, yet DRaaS and its capabilities improve your recovery process and allow your organization to have confidence in the face of any adversity. Looking to achieve complete protection? Start by teaching your employees best security practices, understanding the threats that lurk and how to combat them, and ensuring a quality recovery plan before an incident occurs.

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