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Data Protection as a Service

Data Protection as a Service definition

Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS) refers to a cloud-based service that provides protection against data loss by offering backup, recovery, and archiving solutions. DPaaS is often used by organizations that want to ensure the security of their data without the need to manage the infrastructure in-house.

Data Protection as a Service offers organizations a comprehensive solution for data backup and recovery with the added benefits of cloud scalability, resilience, and often, cost-effectiveness.

See also: encryption as a service, backup as a service

Data Protection as a Service benefits

  • Cost efficiency. Organizations don't need to invest heavily in on-premises backup hardware or data centers, while DPaaS also allows for predictable monthly or annual costs.
  • Scalability. As an organization's data requirements grow, DPaaS solutions can easily scale to accommodate the organization’s need for storage or additional services.
  • Enhanced security: End-to-end encrypted data and multi-factor authentication ensures secure access and safety.
  • Simplified management. Organizations can use a unified dashboard to manage backups and recovery, while backups are often automated to save time.
  • Improved recovery times. Additional services like disaster recovery allow organizations to quickly restore operations after a disaster.
  • Compliance. Organizations can select where their data is stored, ensuring compliance with regional data protection regulations.
  • Reliability. Many DPaaS providers offer high uptime guarantees, ensuring data is available when needed.