This cloud is definitely getting cloudy and has been for the last few weeks. I can't help it, as the conversation I'm having with customers is all about the cloud.
Many organizations are exporting certain workloads -- like messaging and collaboration -- to the cloud. You can throw disaster recovery in with them. Many of my clients tell me that they cannot justify paying a hefty price for a secondary DR site to protect against disasters that may never happen. For those clients, DR is a workload that is well suited for the cloud.
As with any other "as a service" offering, there are tons of providers out there offering these services. So, this week I offer a few considerations when choosing the best provider to meet your company's expectations:
Workload after workload finds the cloud a formidable fit that achieves a critical business requirement in an easy and cost-effective manner.
Are you having a DR conversation internally? And if so are you considering DRaaS? Please share your comments here.
Posted by Elias Khnaser on 05/15/2013 at 1:30 PM
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