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A new survey conducted by Continuity Software shows that private cloud environments are not as resilient as traditional data centers / centres. Close to half of the companies (45 percent) that have migrated portions of their mission critical systems to the private cloud environment fail to meet their availability goals , compared to 30 percent of the companies that have not migrated to the cloud.

The survey also shows that the primary challenge in ensuring IT resiliency is keeping up with new technologies and vendor best practices, creating a knowledge gap that IT teams are struggling to close. The gap is particularly evident for companies that are in the process of transitioning to the cloud, with two-thirds of these companies reporting the knowledge gap and proactive identification of risks as their primary challenges.

"While the transition of mission critical systems to the cloud has been underway for several years, IT organizations have a steep learning curve to go through," said Doron Pinhas, CTO, Continuity Software. "The level of organizational competency and the maturity of the tools for managing private cloud environments are still far from where they need to be to ensure enterprise-grade resiliency.”

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