It is similar to the Software as a Service model, in that it is an on demand service. Unlike pure SaaS models, however, most DRaaS providers also require hardware purchases and licencing agreements, making them more expensive and difficult to manage. This really defeats the purpose of an “as a Service” model.
Using these traditional DRaaS services, not only are organizations forced to buy hardware, they also need to monitor, manage, and maintain the service they deployed. This adds to the workload for already stresseed IT and staff resources, taking time away from other important initiatives. As a result, these back up systems aren’t always updated, the hardware isn’t always maintained and the system is rarely tested. When a disaster does occur, staff may need to scramble with an untested, antiquated solution that may not successfully recover data and systems.
Even companies who outsource these jobs, are still paying dearly for it. MSP or IT professionals still need to devote significant resources to ensuring backups are running regularly and smoothly and recovery is quick and effective.