An interesting article was published by Gartner at November 7. It says:
By 2014, 30 percent of midsize companies will have adopted recovery-in-the-cloud, also known as recovery-as-a-service (RaaS), to support IT operations recovery, up from just over 1 percent today, according to Gartner, Inc.
So Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) or Recovery as a Service (Raas) is becoming a very interesting topic for IT management. It is very expensive to have on premises/in house/do it yourself DR and BC. Think about costs for datacenter, hardware, software, maintenance and labour costs. Outsouring DR used to be expensive as well when array based replication is done. The storage array in the protected site needs to be of the same supplier as the storage array in the recovery site.
Not anymore when Host Based Replication (HBR) is used. Lots of tools are available delivering HBR for VMware like Site Recovery Manager, VirtualSharp ReliableDR, Zerto Virtual Replication and Veeam Backup & Replication.
Read the whole Gartner posting here: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1841114