Cloud Outages Prove Costly for Companies

Cloud Outages Prove Costly for Companies

Cloud Outages Prove Costly for CompaniesCloud Outages Prove Costly for Companies

By Dennis McCafferty

Frequent InterruptionFrequent Interruption

44% of surveyed IT pros said their company has had at least one outage in the past three months, and more than one-quarter have had an outage in the past month.

Business LiabilityBusiness Liability

37% said that the cost of a single day of downtime to their organization is more than $10,000.

High StandardHigh Standard

83% said their company has a service availability goal of 99.9%, or less than nine hours of downtime a year.

Acceptable OutcomesAcceptable Outcomes

50% said their organization meets service availability goals most of the time, and 37% said they do so “consistently.”

Unknown QuantityUnknown Quantity

28% said their company doesn’t measure service availability at all.

“Whenever …”

41% said their organization has a recovery time objective (RTO) of 31 minutes or more, while less than one out of 10 aim for less than 5 seconds. Another 7% don’t set any such objective.

Steady ServiceSteady Service

59% said their system is shut down for scheduled maintenance less than once a month, with 65% having less than 30 minutes of planned monthly downtime.

Ensuring System Availability and Data ProtectionEnsuring System Availability and Data Protection

Remote (multi region/zone) storage backup: 57%, Storage replication (multi storage/zone): 46%, Multi-availability region/zone deployment: 43%, Load balancing: 41%

Low PriorityLow Priority

52% said their companies spend less than an hour a week on backup/disaster recovery, with 11% devoting no time at all to this.

Without a NetWithout a Net

Just 23% said their organization applies continuous data replication, while 34% perform backup only every 12 to 24 hours.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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