CDW Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service Takes the Stage at Microsoft Ignite 2017

SpotlightCDW will present its recently launched disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offering, called “CDW DRaaS,” during a session on Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (ASR) this week at Microsoft Ignite! – Microsoft’s annual conference and expo for IT professionals, taking place in Orlando, Fla.

CDW, a certified Microsoft Cloud Service Provider with deep experience providing managed services on Azure, built CDW DRaaS around Microsoft ASR to help its customers make their data centers fault tolerant. CDW’s services team consults with customers to plan, design and implement tailored DRaaS plans and procedures, and then provides ongoing management – running, monitoring, performing quarterly testing and maintaining the customer’s Azure environment.

“Many organizations operate on the misconception that backup is all they need to survive an IT disaster, but recovery can be complicated and risky even with a comprehensive backup available,” said CDW Solution Architect Aaron Melius. “CDW DRaaS offers our customers the resilience of planned, customized, professionally managed site recovery following any disruption of their data center operations, without requiring hardware purchases or hiring specially trained IT staff.”

Melius, who will give the CDW presentation, will review the challenges that CDW DRaaS addresses, discuss how Microsoft ASR offers advantages to CDW customers and provide more detail on the offering.

“CDW has years of experience managing customer environments, and its professional services have helped many businesses build solutions on various Microsoft technologies, including Azure Site Recovery,” said Vishal Mehrotra, principal group program manager, Microsoft. “The CDW DRaaS offering, powered by Azure Site Recovery, brings together ASR’s simple, cost-effective and reliable cloud disaster recovery, and CDW’s services, to offer a robust disaster recovery solution that is tailored for and scales with a customer’s business needs.”

“CDW DRaaS is ideally suited for customers lacking a disaster recovery plan or experience managing cloud services,” Melius said. “Plus, because we offer CDW DRaaS under Microsoft’s Cloud Service Provider program, the customer will know in advance what the cost of its disaster recovery service will be, as well as the price of a failover – should that be required.”

To learn more about CDW Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service, check out the CDW Solutions Blog for a post from CDW Solution Architect Carl Danowski.