Cloud recovery is getting more popular, reports Gartner

News Article - Monday, 14 November 2011 10:41

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The number of businesses adopting cloud computing-based disaster recovery solutions is increasing and, according to Gartner, 30 per cent of mid-sized enterprises will be using the technology by 2014. Recovery-as-a-service (RaaS), as it is known, is a top performing market partly because of the increasing prominence of threats from hackers and malicious software.

Gartner also believes that other reasons the technology is proving popular among medium-sized businesses is that it can easily eliminate the cost of testing - which the organisation claims makes up a large part of firms' disaster recovery budgets. John Morency, research vice president at Gartner, said RaaS has the potential to address a number of "pain points" in the IT disaster recovery management process - not least cost issues.

Speaking at the recent Businesses Continuity Management Conference in London, Dr Geoffrey Howard, chief technical officer of DataGardens said that both cloud and virtualization technologies can help shield firms against IT disasters, reports Computing. He said that a new protection solution, known as process protection, was making headway on traditional infrastructure and application protection.

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