Why you should move your Disaster Recovery to the cloud

According to a recent prediction, the global data-sphere will grow up to 163 trillion gigabytes by the year 2025. This is 10 times more data than what was generated in 2016. With such an extensive amount of data, cybercrimes and data breaches are bound to increase. Thus, it becomes extremely crucial for enterprises to have a proper Data Protection and Disaster Recovery schemes in place.

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in thinking. CEO’s, CIO’s and CXO’s are increasingly adopting a cloud-first strategy for data protection. In fact, Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) has become one of the most sought-after Managed Services. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 90 percent of the DR operations will run on the cloud.

Here are few of the many reasons why your organization should consider Disaster Recovery in the cloud too:

  • The Cost Factor: 

    Until the onset of cloud, the costs involved for Disaster Recovery was quite high. Due to this, most organizations would not involve Disaster Recovery in their plans. But Cloud DR is not as expensive as the on-premise. No capital investment is involved as there is no need for procuring new servers. The ‘Pay-per-use’ model has made full-blown Disaster Recovery solutions available to small, medium and large-scale enterprises alike.


  • Faster Recovery:

    Gone are the days when enterprises could afford downtime for a day or two. Today they need to be up and running 24/7. With Cloud DR, organizations can respond faster to a disaster, sometimes in just a matter of minutes. Many service providers and now offering faster and better Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), which enables businesses to be on their feet as quickly as possible following a disaster. They also need not take the time, effort and cost to recover everything.


  • Server Backup: 

    In cloud DR, you can quickly create the backup of the entire server, including operating systems, applications and data without having to worry about the location of the secondary physical site. As the virtual server is independent of the hardware, it can safely be transferred to some other data center. This reduces the recovery time of servers drastically.


  • Flexibility: 

    In cloud-based DR, you can scale up or scale down your databases as per your requirement and use. In addition, the pay-per-use model facilitates companies to pay only for what they use. This dramatically reduces the overhead costs and frees up the budget. Cloud-based DR also gives the leverage to choose when and where the data should be backed up.


  • Security: 

    Data breaches have become increasingly common in today’s world. Thus, it has become extremely important to back-up your essential data in various locations. After all, data is the lifeblood of any enterprise. However, recurrent testing of Disaster Recovery plan is essential in order to ensure its effectiveness.

To know more about how Cloud-based DR is changing the role of traditional backup, Download our whitepaper.


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