Compared to the perpetual license model, the SaaS subscription model has taken off over the years. Cloud Computing, which allows you to pay only for utilized resources, has gained immense popularity since companies can now offer more flexibility in their pricing options for their customers. For Backup and Disaster Recovery Products specifically, the options can be flexible as well: buy a Perpetual License or a Subscription license.
Once you are faced with the reality that your business operations have been compromised - time is of the essence. Having a thorough Disaster Recovery Plan will save you substantial amounts of time, money, and resources. A Disaster Recovery Plan (or runbook) is a working, living document that is unique to every organization, but not all DR plans are thorough enough to serve as any help during an actual disaster event.
A few weeks ago, a customer went through a data loss event. When we hopped on a call to discuss the issue, they said “I guess now is a great time for us to see if our DR plan really works.” Though we can happily say they recovered their data easily, during an event is not the time to “see if it really works.”
It’s not whether if you “should” move to the cloud or “when” you move to the cloud, but WHY. A vast majority of enterprises are already moving to the cloud, but for smaller enterprise environments, or the SMB, the question of “why” is still being asked. Here is a great 90 second video from the experts at Zerto that discusses the 3 main advantages as to WHY business should take advantage of the cloud: