MarketsAndMarkets: Vendor Comparison in Disaster Recovery as a Service 2017: MnM DIVE Matrix


In any business, data is one of the vital elements to run the daily operations. It has become essential for enterprises, especially IT firms, to store and protect data for business continuity. In today’s data-driven world, voluminous data being generated at a rapid pace is one of the biggest challenges for all businesses. They are witnessing a surge in the amount and type of data they are responsible for, such as business applications, compliance records, and email archiving. Enterprises focus on Disaster Recovery (DR) planning, which involves policies, processes, and procedures. These are related to being ready-to-recover and ensure business continuity, in regards to technological infrastructure of the organization in the unfortunate event of a disaster, whether manmade or natural. Traditionally, enterprises used tapes for data storage and backup at off-premise data centers. However, cloud-based DR services offer numerous advantages over the traditional backup & disaster recovery methods and are being adopted especially by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

MarketsandMarkets defines Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) as the protection and replication of a company’s data on physical or virtual servers, to ensure business continuity in the event of manmade or natural disasters. DRaaS combines various service capabilities, such as cloud-to-cloud recovery, flexible deployment, cloud replication, and mobile backup.

DRaaS includes monitoring of data backup, recovery processes, and alerting the user in case of disaster, to protect business-critical data. The key functionalities covered by DRaaS include replication, backup & recovery, enterprise data archiving, and data isolation & security. It is extremely useful for the SMEs & large enterprises that lack the expertise and are unaware of the benefits of cloud-based DR.

The report on Vendor Comparison in DRaaS based on MnM DIVE Methodology analyzes and evaluates the key vendors in the DRaaS market.

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Vendor Inclusion Criteria

We have selected 25 vendors for the evaluation, based on their breadth of service offerings and robust business strategies. The focus of our vendor evaluation was on the service they offer in the DRaaS market. A comprehensive list of all the vendors in this market was created through a service mapping strategy and MarketsandMarkets analysis. Based on their capabilities, innovations, and breadth of service offerings, vendors were shortlisted. Our selected vendor mix includes top 25 DRaaS vendors, selected based on the above-given parameters.


Vendors Evaluated

The report covers a comprehensive study of the key vendors offering DR services. We have evaluated 25 vendors, including Acronis International GmbH, Amazon Web Services, Inc., Axcient, Inc., Bluelock LLC, Cable & Wireless Communications Limited, CenturyLink, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Datto, Inc., Evolve IP, LLC, Geminare Incorporated, HP Enterprise Company, IBM Corporation, iland Internet Solutions, Infrascale Inc., Iron Mountain Incorporated, Microsoft Corporation, NTT Communications, Peak 10, Inc., Recovery Point Systems, Sungard AS, TierPoint, LLC, Vision Solutions Inc., VMware, Inc., Zerto Inc., and Zetta, Inc.


Find the full report on MarketsAndMarkets’ research site.