This is a guest post from vCloud Service Provider, Bluelock.

VMworld 2013 is just wrapping up and cloud-based DR was certainly a hot topic on the show floor. VMworld attendees had lots of questions about security, ease of use and installation of RaaS solutions and they were treated to new and improved answers as the technology available to provide cloud-based DR has improved and matured over the past year, since VMworld 2012.

Pat O’Day refers to the efficiency of the cloud-based DR technology as ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’. It was exactly what the solution needed to take off as a leading cloud use case. O’Day argues that the mature RaaS solutions allow users to receive traditional cloud value propositions, but in a Recovery-as-a-Service model.

These cloud value propositions include
• A low barrier to entry
• Improved recovery quality
• Testable, easy to use
• SAN agnostic
• 100% software based
• Application-aware solution

Regardless of if you host your applications internally or in the cloud, RaaS can provide an ideal on-ramp to the cloud.

To find out more about these improvements in replication technology and how you can leverage RaaS and implement a successful DR strategy, attend a free webinar on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 3 p.m. EDT.

How to Implement a DR Strategy that Works is a 60-minute webinar hosted by Bluelock CTO Pat O’Day. Attendees will hear four case studies and learn how to:
– Protect and recover applications quickly
– Lower costs while improving RTO and RPOs
– Implement easy and affordable testing
– Recover into an enterprise-grade environment
– Reduce downtime and business risk

One lucky attendee will also go home with an Apple iPad Mini.  Reserve your spot today!