IT disaster recovery, cloud computing and information security news

An independent survey of US IT decision makers (ITDMs) conducted by StorageCraft reveals that many organizations lack confidence in their current data recovery implementation. The survey also uncovered an alarming number of businesses unable to increase the frequency of data backup due to the scale of data growth and limitations in their backup infrastructure.

The survey of more than 500 ITDMs found that many businesses are potentially ill-prepared for the growing number of malicious and accidental events as well as natural disasters that lead to data access failure and business outages. The data also revealed that nearly half of ITDMs are struggling with the volume of data growth, and that they are not confident in their data recovery capabilities in the event of failure.

The StorageCraft survey also highlights the challenges and vulnerabilities that organizations face as their data become increasingly distributed across corporate data centers, private clouds and public cloud services.

Survey highlights include:

  • More than half of all ITDMs (51 percent) are not confident that their organizations’ IT infrastructures can perform instant data recovery in the event of a failure.
  • Nearly half of all organizations (43 percent) are struggling with data growth and believe it is going to get worse.
  • Larger organizations are struggling the most: of surveyed ITDMs with revenue over $500 million, 51 percent reported that they are struggling with data growth and believe it will only get worse. Moreover, 51 percent know they would benefit from more frequent data backup but are unable to do so because their existing IT infrastructure doesn’t allow it.

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