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Another way cloud computing can save companies time and money is in the form of disaster recovery. The cloud can save companies money in a disaster recovery situation because of the cloud’s pay-per-use pricing model which allows companies to pay for long-term data storage, and only pay for servers in the event of a disaster. The cloud will also save companies time during disaster recovery because the cloud has less barriers to entry than the tape creating a faster recovery.

There are three different models for disaster relief in the cloud:
• Do it Yourself (DIY) DR: create a custom solution for your company
• DR-as-a-service (DRaaS): use a pre-packaged service solution
• Cloud-to-cloud disaster recovery (C2C DR): ability to failover infrastructure from one cloud datacenter to another

Do you think the cloud can provide better disaster recovering making this ripe? Or is this just hype?

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