Most disaster recovery plans are not plans at all; they end up as a series of assumptions.
It is safe to assume that most businesses use some sort of backup to make an on-premises secondary copy of data. Most mid-market companies, many VARs, and even MSPs lack a second site, and as a result need cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities to get from good to great.
Getting a copy of data to the cloud is the beginning of a good DR plan, but claiming greatness means leveraging cloud resources to be not only a storage area but also a obtain IT resiliency with data availability through disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).
George Crump of Storage Switzerland discusses in this article how to move your DR planning from bad to good and into a great DR strategy.