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Krista Macomber, a senior analyst at Evaluator Group, warned the feature set of DR services from vendors specializing in protection tend to outpace those from hyperscalers such as AWS.
“The backup and DR services provided by the cloud providers today remain limited compared to third-party offerings available on the market … when it comes to the full roster of capabilities that are required,” she said.
Despite the appeal of relying on a hyperscaler’s DR for ease of use and cost savings, Macomber said organizations that choose to use AWS DRS should consider investing in additional, third-party services and features for their disaster recovery plan, such as failover regions.
“There’s definitely going to be a bit of a ‘push and pull’ … between backup and DR services provided by the public cloud providers and third-party offerings,” she said.