How a Traditional DR Site Compares to RaaS

March 13, 2014 by Megan Gish

Cloud-based Recovery-as-a-Service allows you to prioritize your applications and protect each based on its level of importance to the business and within your required timeframe. This modernized approach to disaster recovery enables businesses to save time and money with a dynamic, self-service solution. 

In the recent Recovery-as-a-Service Technical Deep Dive webinar, Bluelock Chief Technology Officer, Pat O’Day, and Sales Engineer, Craig Herring, give you an in-depth look at how Bluelock's RaaS solution works to recover your applications if disaster strikes.

The webinar focuses on 4 hour or less Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of critical applications that might not be architected for high availability, but are important enough to the business that they should be back up in a few hours, instead of a few days or months.

Traditional DR Sites

When executed correctly, traditional DR sites resemble the production site because they need to be designed as if the application will ultimately run. This can be especially frustrating for the CFO and CIO managing the budget as they’re spending a lot of money on insurance.

Traditional DR site costs include components of CPU, RAM, storage, network, licenses, operating costs, and staffing for individuals to run and test the environment. 


With Recovery-as-a-Service, you’re primarily paying only for the storage itself as the solution is similar to a backup where we’re backing up your data and your VM environment. 

Then resources like CPU, RAM, licenses, etc. are only added when you’re doing a test or during the disaster itself. When you’re done using the environment those costs go away and you go back down to just the storage cost. 

Take a closer look at a customer story on why they chose Disaster Recovery and why Recovery-as-a-Service was a “no-brainer.” 

Ready to go deeper? Download the recording of the Recovery-as-a-Service Technical Deep Dive webinar

Bluelock aims to provide you with the resources needed to have a better understanding of our services. If you aren’t familiar with RaaS, take a look at the following webcasts to get the basics: