Zerto survey looks at organizational backup and recovery capabilities
- Published: Thursday, 21 May 2020 07:10
According to new Zerto research, a significant number of organizations do not back up their data or test their business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities with enough frequency. As such, businesses across the world are introducing the risk of disruption and data loss in a world expecting 24/7 availability.
Zerto surveyed 100 senior-level IT and security managers during RSA’s 2020 Conference to ascertain the impact of malware and the robustness of their cyber security strategies. The respondents represent a mix of service providers and end-users across a variety of business sectors.
Key findings include:
- With ransomware attacks on the rise, 56 percent of self-identified end users said they are re-evaluating their disaster recovery, backup and cyber resilience strategy and tools.
- 62 percent said that they are still using traditional backup tools rather than replication technologies such as continuous data protection (CDP).
- Two in five businesses stated that they back up their data every 12 hours or even less frequently — with 17 percent leaving a gap of more than 24 hours between backup copies.
- 64 percent of end-users only test their BC/DR scenarios and recoverability on an annual or quarterly basis.