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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 20:57

2017 in Business Continuity: The Year of the Cloud

In our 2017 recap, we’re paying particular attention to SaaS, IaaS, and DRasS—and what business continuity and the cloud means for you.

From a business continuity and disaster recovery point of view, 2017 might go down as the year of natural disasters, but there are some other issues which will probably have longer-term impacts on business continuity.

There were many high-profile disasters, natural and otherwise, but it was our continued shift toward cloud-based computing solutions that had the most significant impact on the world of business continuity and disaster recovery.

In this post, we’ll look back over the year just past, paying particular attention to the explosion in business use of three types of cloud solutions—software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and disaster recovery as a service (DRasS) —and on the impact of this change on the practice of business continuity.