Recovery as a Service

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1. Recovery as a Service or RaaS is to deploy cloud computing and virtualization technologies to protect an application or data from disaster or IT disruption at one location by enabling a complete recovery in the cloud.

Related Term: Data Protection/Recovery Strategy - Category, Disaster Recovery, Cloud Service Model, Cloud-based Disaster Recovery.

Notes (1):: RaaS is different from cloud-based backup services. RaaS protects data and provides standby computing capacity on demand to facilitate more rapid application recovery.

Notes (2):: RaaS is part of the Cloud Service Model. It is similar to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.

Notes (3):: RaaS capacity is delivered in a cloud deployment model so recovery resources are only paid for when they are used, making it more efficient than a traditional disaster recovery warm site or hot site where the recovery resources must be running at all times.

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

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