Disaster Recovery Is Heading Into the Cloud

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-02-2016 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Disaster Recovery Is Heading Into the Cloud

    To ensure that tech systems keep running smoothly—even during times of duress—companies are increasing their investment into cloud-based disaster recovery.
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    Need for Speed

    72% of CIOs and other IT leaders surveyed said the speed of data backup and recovery is very critical for their organization.
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    Routine Check
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    Routine Check

    94% said they regularly test their data backups, and 88% said they conduct production level testing with their disaster recovery solutions.
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    Untimely Consequence

    81% of the respondents said it takes at least an hour to recover from server failure, and 26% said it takes more than two hours.
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    Backup Plan

    64% said their company uses at least three different disaster recovery solutions, with 26% using at least five.
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    Cloud Mix

    75% said their organization leverages cloud-based disaster recovery solutions, with 36% opting for a hybrid mix of on-premise and cloud tools.
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    89% of respondents said their organization plans to increase cloud-based disaster recovery.
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    Cautious Approach

    77% said their company has used disaster recovery solutions after a security threat event.
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    Disaster Recovery-Related Concerns

    Security threats: 53%, Hardware failure: 20%, Backup disk corruption: 11%, Natural disasters: 10%, Power outage: 2%
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    90% of the CIOs and other tech leaders surveyed said they would like to consolidate their disaster recovery solutions into one dashboard.
 

With relentless productivity demands, there's no time for downtime these days. Unfortunately, the vast majority of organizations spend at least an hour—if not two or more—recovering from a server failure, according to a recent survey from Quorum. Understandably, CIOs feel that the speed of backup and data recovery tools is critical, and they routinely test their data backup solutions to ensure good performance. (This is no small feat, since most organizations deploy at least three different disaster recovery solutions.) To further ensure that everything keeps running smoothly—even during times of duress—companies are looking to increase their investment in cloud-based disaster recovery. After all, with the rise of cyber-security attacks—as well as the continued threat of hardware failure, natural disasters, backup disk corruption and power outages—CIOs realize that they can't place strategy-serving operations at risk due to a lack of proven disaster recovery resources. More than 250 CIOs and other IT leaders took part in the research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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