DRaaS vs BaaS & Business Continuity as a Service
Ensure your business isn't vulnerable or at risk to interruption in business operations.
Overview of Suggested Services
Backup as a Service (BaaS)
An alternative to centralized on or off-premise solution, that you have to manually manage, BaaS helps companies remotely manage, maintain and update where data is stored in a private, public or hybrid cloud environment.
Benefits include: No need for IT people to manage data environment, better security through secure and encrypted servers, back-up is accessible anywhere with an internet connection, no longer susceptible to theft, flooding or fire, and it’s cost effective.
Disaster Recovery as a Service
In addition to the preservation of files or databases, DRaaS also includes the recovery of applications. DRaaS gives you a working system after disaster strikes, allowing infrastructure or most critical applications to be up and running on an agreed upon timeframe with your Provider.
Benefits include: Instantaneous failover and failback, non-disruptive tests, multi-tiered security, on-demand consultation, transition to OpEx and reduction of costs, payment for only CPU and RAM used during a disaster, low recovery times.
More than 40 percent of businesses will never reopen after a major natural disaster, according to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. Among those that do, roughly 70 percent last only two years.
Business Continuity as a Service (BCaaS)
Traditionally, Business Continuity has been seen as an expensive insurance policy. Now, Providers are rolling out BCaaS as a separate managed service product, where customers receive a BC expert to help monitor, assess and update planning. Just because files/databases and applications are stored and recovered, and then worked on to be up and running doesn’t mean that business doesn’t slow down or you haven’t lost something. BCaaS empowers businesses to immediately continue operating.
Benefits include: mitigation of production downtime- non interrupted, free data flow for optimum productivity, accessibility: more providers are offering this solution so even remote business have options for services that fit their business, you only pay for services you use, easy backup and easy data restore.
According to a recent Gartner report, 43% of companies were put out of business by a major loss of computer records and only 6% of companies can survive a major data loss.
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Before choosing a technology provider, be sure to audit existing communications and assess your business needs. Once you have your business requirements identified and are ready to purchase, make sure you know about the recommended provider. Keep these considerations in mind:
Start by looking at providers’ footprints. You should consider local and regional service providers over national carriers since they built the network. The decision for a local provider could mean better network reliability and service.
Breadth of Services
Does the provider offer a comprehensive suite of services? Many oﬀer not only traditional voice, but also cloud, data and Internet solutions. Does the provider do all of these well? Then, investigate services and support (i.e. installation, service, billing, account management). Who handles account management once you sign a contract?
Be certain your technology distributor has preferred relationships with the industry’s top providers. It’s important to keep in mind the largest providers can deliver stability.
Are the providers oﬀering competitive, negotiated quotes that meet your speciﬁc business requirements? Apply age-old wisdom that if the rates or savings seems too good to be true? They usually are.
Upon all consideration actors – service and offerings, network reliability, geography – it’s important to know the stability of the company you’ve selected. If the company falls on hard times, will your pricing increase. Will the company cut back on customer service?
Before selecting a provider, conduct due diligence and reach out to current customers for reference. Also, another consideration or vetting a provider is to gain a better understanding of the company’s own business goals: Are they looking to be acquired? Are they making acquisitions o expand their services. Are they a publicly traded company?
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- Established Technology Partnerships - We have partnerships with over 200 technology vendors & master distributors, so we can provide you with several technology options, and you can choose who's right for you. You will also have access to vendors that only sell their services through technology partners like Impact Technology Systems. Therefore you gain access to all the top vendors when you work with the Impact Team.
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