IT disaster recovery, cloud computing and information security news

The past 12 months have seen a shift in how businesses address their IT resilience, according to the latest disaster recovery market report from Plan B Disaster Recovery Ltd. The report states that a more sophisticated approach to IT disaster recovery is emerging, with businesses carving up their IT estate and adopting a range of disaster recovery solutions to meet budget and criticality of service.

The Disaster Recovery Market Research Report July 2015 analyses 200 IT and business decision makers to identify their strategies and requirements from the disaster recovery market.

Other key findings include:

  • Testing continues to be a concern, as companies are not testing frequently enough, or thoroughly enough. With an increasing requirement for testing if a mix and match approach is to be utilised, there is a risk of solutions not working seamlessly together when it comes to full recovery, and IT downtime increasing.
  • As companies start adopting a multiple solution mix and match approach to IT disaster recovery, Plan B expects that in-house management, maintenance and testing of disaster recovery strategies will continue to dominate over a fully outsourced approach, despite reports that disaster recovery as a service is on the increase.

Tim Dunger, managing director of Plan B Disaster Recovery says “we’re certainly seeing customers demand more flexibility and tailoring from disaster recovery suppliers. Buyers are getting smarter which is really good news for the business continuity world, but we still need to promote testing as an area that needs to take more seriously to reduce IT downtime.”

The disaster recovery market report can be found here (PDF).

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