These days, you can’t have a discussion on modernizing your IT infrastructure without talking about “cloud” … but when it comes to data protection, there isn’t just one kind of data-protection-as-a-service (DPaaS).
In fact, most folks are considering up to three different DPaaS capability sets, including:
- BaaS – Backup-as-a-service, where files are backed up to the cloud (with/without an intermediary on-premises caching solution)
- DRaaS – Disaster-recovery-as-a-service, where whole machines (typically VMs) are replicated and restart-able from the cloud. Some DRaaS include rudimentary BaaS as a side-benefit
- ‘Tertiary STaaS’ – Adding cloud-storage to one’s existing on-premises backup solution. These implementations can vary greatly from a third-usable copy via the cloud service to simply ‘block-storage’ that has to be remounted by the original backup application.
BaaS, DRaaS, Tertiary ...
Should a cloud-capability be part of your data protection strategy? Probably (but not certainly).
Which solution do you need? That depends on your recovery goals.
So, what kinds of folks are buying which DPaaS capabilities (and why)?
That is what ESG’s latest research report covers – CLICK HERE to check it out.
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