Disaster Recovery Turns to the Cloud, Heavy Reading Finds

As mobile technologies quickly grow, IT departments are looking for new disaster recovery services in the cloud, says Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider

May 12, 2014, 09:00 ET from Heavy Reading

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The disaster recovery market is facing challenges with quick IT growth, especially among mobile and other technologies, and so IT departments are moving toward the cloud for a cost-effective disaster recovery site, according to the latest report from Heavy Service Provider IT Insider (www.heavyreading.com/servsoftware), a subscription research service from Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com).

Disaster Recovery Hits the Cloud, Finds Silver Lining examines the cloud-based disaster recovery market, analyzing the features that are most likely to be implemented over the next two years, as well as drivers expected in the market over the next two years. It discusses challenges in the industry and includes a comparative analysis of solutions available. Finally, it examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.

Here's a list of companies covered in this report: http://twimgs.com/audiencedevelopment/LRHR/PDFS/spiti0514_companies.pdf

"As mobile and other technologies continue to expand faster than IT departments can keep up with them, the development of hybrid IT environments have become a reality for large enterprises and organizations worldwide," says Denise Culver, research analyst with Heavy Reading Insider and author of the report. "As this continues to evolve, IT departments increasingly will use disaster recovery as an entry point to the cloud."

The disaster recovery market is undergoing revolutionary change, Culver says. "The traditional paradigm of the dedicated recovery site is no longer viable for broad swaths of the market," she continues. "Service providers must keep in mind the applications and challenges that are most important to customers in order to remain viable in the fast-growing, cloud-based disaster recovery market."

Key findings of Disaster Recovery Hits the Cloud, Finds Silver Lining include the following:

  • Many customers investigating cloud, backup, disaster recovery and storage still are learning about these technologies, so education is key.
  • The complexity of cloud-based disaster recovery solutions continues to grow, but the need to remain available is growing, as well.
  • The cloud provides an irresistible solution: an instant, cost-effective, worry-free disaster recovery site.
  • Until recently, many midsize organizations were priced out of the disaster recovery market, and cost will remain a driving factor.
  • Maximizing revenue is one of the biggest challenges in the industry.
  • North America and Europe are heavily invested in their current production environments, which will drive disaster recovery uptake.

Disaster Recovery Hits the Cloud, Finds Silver Lining is available as part of an annual single-user subscription (six issues) to Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider, priced at $1,595. Individual reports are available for $900 (single-user license).

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