The benefits of Disaster Recovery as a Service for SMEs

In today’s highly competitive market, having business operations disrupted means losing money, clients and reputation. That is why disaster recovery has become an essential element for all organisations, including small-medium enterprises (SMEs).

SMEs have started to put in place disaster recovery plans, but limited resources often do not allow them to have an internal disaster recovery expert to manage these plans, and in many cases, this can do more harm than good.

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is designed to remove this role from inside the company, mitigate against downtime and remove the complexity of companies having to recover critical applications themselves.

Here are some key benefits that you should consider:


Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) providers deal with disaster recovery daily. You can rely on their expertise for advice on the best solution for your business and have them by your side when disruption strikes.

Cost Effective

For SMEs, this is a key benefit. With Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) you won’t need to invest and maintain the cost of an off-site disaster recovery environment, which can be a substantial burden financially. By adopting a DRaaS solution you will be able to reduce costs or potentially reinvest capital in other areas of your business.


Without Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), disaster recovery testing often involves moving IT staff to an off-site location and manually running a disaster recovery drill. With DRaaS, it can be as simple as signing on to a login screen and testing your application stack.

Rapid Recovery

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) can significantly reduce periods of downtime by guaranteeing you 24/7 access to the service in the event of a disaster. Within minutes you will be able to restore your operations and keep your business running.

Protection & Compliance

A professional Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) provider will ensure that your data is always protected and monitored. In terms of compliance, leave it to the pros. As IT regulations are constantly evolving, organisations need to be up to speed in updating their recovery environments. With Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) you can leave all complex regulations to the providers who will handle the compliance side of things as part of the contract.


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