Editor's note

Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) -- or DR in the cloud -- has opened the door to increased data protection for many businesses. While some companies had historically found DR too costly or complicated to implement, now SMBs and smaller enterprises have many more options thanks to the DRaaS market. For organizations looking to make the jump to DRaaS, this Essential Guide serves as a great research site.

The DRaaS market is getting increasingly powerful and proficient, but it's important to take a step back and compare cloud and on-premises DR. This guide features analysis of such significant matters as cost, flexibility and reliability.

Once you've decided to put DRaaS into action, there are many items to consider before picking your provider. From bandwidth to pricing to scalability, you'll find many key areas examined in this guide, helping you to make a good product decision.

You'll further discover what disaster recovery as a service can do, what it may not be able to do and how it functions. With our expert advice, as well as definitions of phrases and terms that are prevalent in the DRaaS market, you'll develop a grasp on this important technology.

1Areas to assess in picking DRaaS

There are many options in the DRaaS market. These expert articles detail issues to monitor and the most important elements when choosing disaster recovery as a service for your organization.

2What DRaaS can do, how it works

Explore how DRaaS can help your organization with advice about its proficiencies and benefits.

3How well do you know disaster recovery?

Think you know about RTOs, data replication and warm DR sites? Explore your knowledge with this quiz.