An effective disaster recovery plan starts with a careful evaluation of business requirements, especially the organization’s tolerance for downtime and data loss. Data protection methods and technologies – including remote data backup, image storage, and restore, replication, automatic failover, and continuous data protection – meet different recovery objectives. IT organizations must deploy each to support specific business needs, taking into account both the importance of the data to business operations and user-defined recovery objectives. The result is a tiered approach to data protection and application availability: the disaster recovery continuum.
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- Gartner estimates that two out of five enterprises that experience a disaster will go out of business in five years.
- A population of more than 1,000 IT sites was surveyed and questioned by DM Review* on their practices and plans for business continuance and disaster recovery. Over half of the respondents estimate that their entire company could be at risk if they are unable to recover critical data within 8 hours. Despite this risk, 17 percent of the surveyed population does not have a disaster recovery facility today. This report updates a one-year-old study on the same topic, with additional emphasis given this year on market segmentation, revenue tiers, disk utilization and data tiers. Ten industries were primarily targeted.
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* About DM Review, www.dmreview.com, is recognized as the premier business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing publication. For more than a decade, DM Review has provided thought-provoking and informative editorial covering strategic solutions for business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing and CRM across all major industries. DM Review’s authors and columnists are internationally recognized experts in a variety of business intelligence fields. DM Review editorial provides both business and technology perspectives regarding issues, trends and solutions of interest to corporate executives and IT managers. DM Review is published by SourceMedia (www.sourcemedia.com), a leading provider of information, data and software tools for professionals in the financial services and related technologies markets.