The cloud is impacting everything in business, and that includes disaster recovery. Cloud-based recovery solutions offer both flexibility and reduced costs. Having a remote site is expensive, and being able to virtualize your environment and run it on a shared server can save money. The ease of data replication across the network also means that you can keep your data far more up-to-date and speed your time to recovery.
On the other hand, not every application is built to run in the cloud. Make sure that your disaster-recovery plans cover cloud-based applications as well as those applications that need to run on physical servers.