CloudCast Weekly: Is DRaaS an easy sell with SMBs?


Disaster recovery has been one of those IT services that divides the haves from the have-nots. The latter category includes most -- though certainly not all -- small and medium-sized businesses. Can a venture capitalist office with a staff of 25 afford its own DR infrastructure or fully managed DR services? Most likely. But a dentist's office with four employees? Definitely not.

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Yet the cloud is making disaster recovery (DR), in the form of DR as a Service (DRaaS), more accessible to this segment of the market that is attracted to the idea of only using as much as they pay for -- and only when they need it. That doesn't necessarily mean, however, that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will start breaking down cloud providers' doors demanding DRaaS.

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