eHosting Datafort recognized as key DRaaS provider for Middle East by Gartner
DRaaS is a composite solution and eHDF’s offer is comprehensive and robust
Gartner in their new Global report on ‘Disaster Recovery As A Service’ (DRaaS) have listed eHosting DataFort (eHDF) as one of the leading providers in the Middle East offering a comprehensive and robust DR solution.
Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a cloud computing service model that allows an organization to back up its data and IT infrastructure in a third party cloud computing environment. This makes it possible to regain access and functionality to IT infrastructure after a disaster.
eHDF’s DRaaS offering includes distributing critical workloads across multiple data centers located 40 km apart, customized DR solutions to meet specific client RTO & RPO requirements, along with cost effective Cloud based Disaster Recovery services.
The Report states that ‘DRaaS is a great option for infrastructure and operations leaders who want to cost-effectively improve IT resilience, meet compliance or regulatory requirements, and address resource deficiencies.’
Across the IT landscape, there’s an increasing need for DRaaS as a result of COVID disruption and the growing amount of cybercrime, with companies more and more relying on cloud services rather than relying on in-house expertise.
According to the findings of the report, Disaster Recovery budgets were expected to increase in 2020, with around 50% of organizations expected to spend more than 7% of their IT budgets on IT DR.
The report also points out that a true DRaaS service is not the same as some of the offerings available in the market, which can be a patchwork of existing platform and automation services rather than a unified product, and that can make the choices available for customers confusing.
In addition, ‘better providers have industrialized their offerings and invested in value-added service components that ensure application recovery.’
In the background there are several factors behind the development of the DRaaS market, according to Gartner. There are do-it-yourself opportunities as well as SaaS DR alternatives, and competing options from cloud-managed service providers.
The report suggests that dedicated DRaaS providers, however, are able to address the value chain opportunities ‘from support for more workload types, to application assurance add-ons, to proactive services related to security and change management.’