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September 13, 2013

How Cloud-based Disaster Recovery is Getting More Efficient

Network World — Through advancements to back-end systems, providers of cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) are becoming more efficient at storing customer data and getting faster at restoring sites.

The latest company to roll out upgrades is Axcient, a relatively new player in the DRaaS market. The company says by switching to a software-based approach to managing commodity hardware, instead of expensive proprietary hardware options, it has reduced the amount of power used to back up entire business operations by 66% and has cut the capacity required to store the data by half.

Advances like these are just some of the characteristics customers should look for when evaluating a cloud-based DR provider, analysts say.

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http://www.cio.com/article/739596/How_Cloud_based_Disaster_Recovery_is_Getting_More_Efficient