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A Go-To Guide About DRaaS for Government Agencies

A Go-To Guide About DRaaS for Government Agencies

As we enter a new decade, and naturally a time of reflection on where we have been and where we are headed, it’s impossible to not notice that the last decade was marred by significant natural disasters on a scale we had not yet seen. It is the expectation of citizens and the role of government to oversee disaster relief and assistance during the aftermath. In order to do so, government agencies must ensure that their data is secure and that a disaster recovery plan is in place should their facilities be located at the nexus of a natural disaster.

In 2020, we saw an increase in the demand for services during the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s more clear now than ever that a disaster recovery plan is essential in ensuring services are not interrupted. When coupled with those who’d seek to take advantage of an overwhelmed system and exploit any vulnerabilities, protecting data and ensuring continuity should be focal points of any disaster recovery plan.

What is Disaster Recovery?

For many years, disaster recovery strategies focused predominantly on the procedures required to ensure that the physical infrastructure of a network or system would remain intact and/or recoverable should there be a disaster, whether natural or caused by humans. However, as technology services have grown and expanded, including the introduction of cloud computing which means physical infrastructure may be off-premises, disaster recovery