Cloud Offers Affordable Disaster Recovery Options

By Dennis McCafferty
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    60% of organizations use cloud storage in some capacity, and 23% plan to use it in the future.

If your company's C-suite is constantly turning to IT to reduce costs, you may want to consider proposing the deployment of cloud storage solutions for disaster recovery (DR) and backup. By taking this route, many companies are saving a great deal of money and recovering essential applications and data quickly, according to a recent survey from TwinStrata. However, only a small percentage of organizations are taking advantage of cloud-based disaster recovery and backup resources, even though many businesses use cloud storage for other purposes. Perhaps it's fear of the unknown: After all, there is some comfort in knowing that the backup of your important tools and information isn't out in the cloud. Nevertheless, a growing number of organizations are reaping rewards after overcoming these concerns. "The benefits of cloud storage are far too compelling to ignore, particularly from a disaster recovery perspective," says Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata. "With the right technology and migration plan in place, customers can recover from any disaster—even the loss of their cloud storage provider." Approximately 290 IT professionals took part in the research, and additional data was provided by a recent independent study from Kroll Ontrack.

This article was originally published on 2013-10-09
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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