The idea that disaster recovery can be sold as a service managed in the cloud is not new, but it’s quickly gaining traction among CIOs and IT managers.
Today’s cloud offerings can give IT leaders a value-priced tool with which to meet their recovery point and recovery time objectives. Some IT leaders say the key is to have a qualified, independent third-party conduct a business impact assessment to determine if the business’ recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) requirements can be supported by DR in the cloud before any decisions are made. If it turns out that the company is a candidate for DR in the cloud, there are several good reasons to move forward with a full-scale evaluation of the advantages.
So, what do you think? Is this just Hype, or should businesses move disaster recovery to the cloud (Ripe)?