Disaster recovery

Why Your Insurance Agency Should Care About DRaaS (Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service)

August 28, 2017

These days, DRaaS just might be the most important service you could add to your technology infrastructure. DRaaS stands for “disaster recovery as a service,” and if your business doesn’t have it, you could stand to lose everything in the event of a natural or human-made disaster. Here are some tips about disaster recovery services and why your agency needs it – yesterday.

“Interesting” Times Call for DRaaS

According to popular folklore, there is a Chinese curse that says, “May you live in interesting times.” It is certainly true that living through a crisis in your business could be considered “interesting.” Today’s complicated digital infrastructures house the minute detail of our businesses and everything from cyber terrorism to inclement weather challenges threaten this data, our workflows, and our livelihood.

Disaster recovery as a service stemmed from small to mid-size businesses seeking a way to recoup losses in the event of cyber or human terrorism, natural disaster, or even employee theft. Some of the types of services that are offered under DRaaS include the following…

  • Data protection can include encryption or cloud-based backups that take information from your on-site servers and house it securely at an off-site location. It could include making sure data is not corrupted by viruses or breach of any kind. The benefit of DRaaS is that it is a proactive way to mitigate the risk of data loss in the event of a crisis. It can also help you maintain compliance and security around the sensitive information that insurance agents collect from their clients.
  • Rapid business restoration is a standard feature of DRaaS packages. The managed service provider offering this service will focus on recovering your infrastructure while you work on other areas that need rebuilding. In a natural disaster, you’ll benefit from having your critical business functions back up and running quickly; this makes it possible for you to turn your attention to the clients that need you. From payroll, accounting, and claims, to email and customer relationship databases – these are all critical business functions and DRaaS can help your recovery from the point where these architectures failed. Then you can move on with your business and your life.
  • Redundancy is a particularly important function of disaster recovery services. This could mean establishing a hybrid model, where you have some services on-site, but they are duplicated and available in the cloud. Imagine that your agency lies in “tornado alley” or is frequently in the path of bad weather during hurricane season. Having redundant systems in place means you can switch to the secondary service should the first one fail, which is a guaranteed failsafe to mitigate your risk.

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Disaster Recovery Services – Your Ultimate Fall Back

DRaaS is crucial not only to provide services such as data backup but also data recovery in the event of a crisis. But it’s more than that; it also includes having a disaster plan that you can implement in the event of a crisis. These days, if you don’t imagine the worst and then plan to handle it, you leave your business at risk.

Staying prepared with DRaaS is the best insurance policy your business could ever have.

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