Infrastructure Slideshow: Backup and Recovery Systems: Are Yours Ready for the Real World?

By Jennifer Lawinski  |  Posted 02-01-2011

Backup and Recovery Systems: Are Yours Ready for the Real World?

To create the index, countries were ranked on responses from SMBs to questions about their confidence in their backup and disaster-recovery readiness, capabilities and practices. They also were asked about technology resources, procedures and executive buy-in.

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To create the index, countries were ranked on responses from SMBs to questions about their confidence in their backup and disaster-recovery readiness, capabilities and practices. They also were asked about technology resources, procedures and executive buy-in.

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Very confident: Germany, Netherlands and SwitzerlandSMB respondents in these countries had the best boardroom buy-in, controls and procedures and documented policies for backup and recovery plans.

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Very confident: Germany, Netherlands and SwitzerlandSMB respondents in these countries were 50% more likely than average to be confident they would recover quickly in the event of system downtime.

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Confident: Singapore, Hong Kong and JapanSMB respondents in these countries had the best qualified backup and recovery-trained staff ready to deal with serious incidents.

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Confident: Singapore, Hong Kong and JapanWhile confident, SMBs respondents in these countries are likely to have separate backup systems for physical and virtual environments. Singapore: 67%, Hong Kong: 66% and Japan: 70%

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The Middle Ground: Norway and SwedenSMB respondents in these countries spend the greatest percentage of any surveyed on backup and recovery Sweden at 16% and Norway at 17%.

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The Middle Ground: Norway and SwedenSMB respondents in these countries are least likely to embrace cloud computing. 20% of respondents in these nations say they will use the cloud in the next 12 months, compared to 87% of respondents worldwide.

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The laggards: Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. SMB respondents in these countries gave their organizations poor votes of confidence in their ability to avoid downtime in the event of a data disaster: Australia: 44%, U.K., 27% and U.S. 38%.

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The laggards: Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. SMB respondents in Australia were the least confident that they could recover, with 22% thinking they could bounce back quickly.

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Room to grow: France and ItalySMB respondents in France (41%) and in Italy (45%) say they have no backup and recovery strategy.

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Room to grow: France and ItalySMB respondents in these countries spend only 5% and 4%, respectively, on disaster recovery. Respondents in both nations expect cloud usage to grow over the next 12 months.

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