DRaaS is especially useful for small-to-medium (SMB) sized businesses. For the SMB, DR often just consists of doing daily backups and storing the backup media offsite – which covers the basics but makes for poor Recovery Point and Time Objects (RPOs and RTOs). DRaaS is affordable because it allows businesses to forgo the need for a second physical site. With DRaaS, the cloud can be your DR site. Plus, you only pay for the infrastructure in the cloud that you use. Storing backups or VM images is far less expensive than running them.