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Three trends that will impact disaster recovery in 2019

Disaster recovery methods for protecting organizational systems and data are going through a period of substantial change. Three key areas in particular will impact how disaster recovery develops in 2019, according to Arcserve:

Organizations will scale back from using public clouds for disaster recovery

Many organizations have adopted cloud-first strategies to benefit from the increased agility and economies of scale, however they face unexpected and significant fees associated with the movement and recovery of data in public clouds. Because of this, more organizations will scale back from using public clouds for disaster recovery and, instead, will leverage hybrid cloud strategies and cloud service providers who offer private cloud solutions with predictable cost models.

AI-powered solutions will help predict downtime
New capabilities are transforming the way we interact with, and protect, critical business data. Over the coming year, organizations can expect data protection solutions to go beyond real-time insight and incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that can predict and avert unplanned downtime from physical disasters before they happen. These solutions will automate DR processes, intelligently restoring the most frequently accessed, cross-functional or critical data first and proactively replicate it to the cloud before a downtime event occurs.

Cost concerns will drive an uptick of self-managed DRaaS

The ‘as-a-service’ model is growing at lightning speed, and this trend will continue in the next 12 months. Specifically, self-managed disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) will increase in prominence as organizations seek to realize the cloud’s full value as a disaster recovery option with a lower investment than managed DRaaS. In response, channel partners will add more self-service options to support growing customer demand for contractually guaranteed recovery time and point objectives (RTOs/RPOs) while expanding their addressable market without the responsibility of managing customer environments. 

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