The emerging concept of cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) solution is rapidly gaining acceptance, especially with the small and medium business segments. When disaster strikes your online business from a disaster can be a herculean task which may never restore your business to its previous position. While disasters can hit large and small enterprises alike, disaster preparedness is something that only the large enterprises can invest into. The advent of cloud computing is changing that- there are economic, technical and security benefits for SMBs. Business continuity planning has become cheaper and easier with cloud based disaster recovery solutions. Experts in the field are now talking favourably of a disaster recovery plan in the cloud as there are distinct benefits like cost effectiveness and simplicity of deployment which are not offered by traditional DR solutions.