It’s no secret that government agencies have been at the forefront of the cloud adoption trend.  Looking to modernize legacy IT infrastructure to improve services for citizens and capitalize on cloud cost savings, federal and local agencies have instituted a cloud-first policy.

However, like the private sector they are facing similar challenges: security, compliance, data growth, reduced IT budgets, and limited IT resources.  In the age of cyber terrorism, information has become a central asset and it’s forcing government agencies to review their disaster recovery capabilities.  Ensuring their agencies can bring systems and applications online is mission critical.  It’s why US federal market for IT business continuity and disaster recovery solutions is forecast to reach $5.1 billion in 2020.

By adopting a fully cloud-backed disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution that offers both private and public cloud deployments, government agencies can achieve near-zero downtime at an affordable price point.