Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-03-2013

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Fool Me Once
Even though 42% of IT managers and executives have experienced a major data loss in the last year, they still do not have an automated disaster-recovery solution in place.

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Constant Troubles
The average respondent reported 34 instances of data loss or some type of IT outage in the last year.

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

The Next 18 Months
Although many respondents say manual solutions for data replication are ubiquitous now, 82% say automated solutions will be readily available in the next 18 months.

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Tale of the Tape
Tape backup is the most popular way to store data, with 23% of large enterprises and 48% of medium-sized companies using it as their primary backup solution.

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Be Unprepared
According to 72% of IT professionals, their disaster recovery plans are tested only once a year.

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

It’s About Productivity
So, what happens when a disaster occurs? According to 67% of respondents, the most common issue is productivity loss.

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Damaged Goods
According to one in four respondents, when a disaster occurs, their company faces damage to its “reputation, financial loss, and loss of irreplaceable data.”

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

Tick Tock, Tick Tock
More than half of IT professionals (53%) say it’s not until four hours pass that an outage should be considered “unacceptable.”

Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery