IT leaders look to the cloud for backup and recovery

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A new survey of over 250 senior IT executives reveals that 89 percent of IT leaders are planning on implementing more cloud based disaster recovery in the next year.

The study by disaster recovery and business continuity specialist Quorum also reveals that 80 percent of IT leaders say it takes more than an hour for them to recover from a server failure, with more than 25 percent saying they need more than two hours.

The problem is that 98 percent of IT leaders believe that speed of recovery plays an important role, with over 70 percent claiming it’s extremely critical to their business. Over 50 percent of IT leaders are most worried about security threats over other disruptions including hardware failure, backup disk corruption, natural disasters, power outages and human error.

There’s a lack of standardization too with 64 percent of respondents using more than three different disaster recovery solutions, and 26 percent using over five different products. However, 90 percent of respondents say they would like to consolidate their disaster recovery solutions into one dashboard.

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“As more organizations explore cloud-backup and recovery, they are finding ways to accelerate recovery while minimizing costs.” says Darin Pendergraft, Quorum’s VP of Product. “This study’s biggest value is it gives a customer centric look into where this industry is headed in the next month, next year and into the future”.

The full State of Disaster Recovery Report is available to view on the Quorum website.

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