Cloud and DR Survey: Trends, Trials, Triumphs
from Unitrends’ latest Cloud & Disaster Recovery survey reveal some
interesting insights into the current state of data protection, cloud use and disaster-recovery-as-a-service
findings from 400 respondents represent a mixed bag of challenges and
Cloud use for data protection is rising. Sixty percent of those polled use strategic protections,
such as short-term data storage, cloud archiving and DRaaS to secure
information. Trials: Losses persist. Since the survey’s inception five years
ago, 30% of those polled report losses resulting from a data center outage. More
than 40% have suffered some system downtime in 2019.
2) Protective burden growing. The number of organizations required to
protect 100+ TB of data now stands at 31%, up 20% since 2016. Higher
volumes are forcing companies to rethink their strategies and find ways to
reduce burgeoning storage and capital equipment costs. Triumphs: Resiliency
improving. Thirty percent of DRaaS users are recovering failed applications in
less than one hour. Additionally, 61% of that group reported zero downtime in
2019, versus 39% of non-DRaaS solution users.