IT disaster recovery, cloud computing and information security news

Quorum has published a new study called ‘The State of Disaster Recovery 2016’ revealing current and future IT disaster recovery, backup and recovery trends.

The study is a collection of the thoughts of over 250 CIOs, CTOs and VP of ITs on ten different aspects of their current backup and recovery architectures and what they are looking to change. This study also dives into significant statistics on challenges in complexity, speed of recovery, risks, biggest fears, and current sentiment on how DR products can be better for customers.

Some of the ten key findings of the study are:

  • 39 percent of respondents are currently using cloud based disaster recovery only, with 36 percent using a hybrid approach. 24 percent are still using on premise disaster recovery architecture.
  • 89 percent of IT leaders are planning to implement more cloud based disaster recovery in the next year.
  • 80 percent of IT leaders say it takes more than an hour to recover from a server failure, with more than 25 percent saying they need more than two hours. The catch 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.
  • 64 percent of respondents are using more than three different disaster recovery solutions, with 26 percent using over five different products. However, 90 percent of respondents would like to consolidate their disaster recovery solutions into one dashboard.
The full report can be read here.

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