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Most companies could not meet their recovery time objectives

FalconStor Software, Inc. has announced the results of its polling of 196 IT storage professionals at recent SNIA events and other major industry disaster recovery symposiums in Sydney and Melbourne. The survey highlights that the majority of IT managers do not regularly test their disaster recovery systems and that they use either manual or semi-automated systems that are unlikely to achieve recovery of their systems in less than the four-hour limit most businesses require.

Respondents were a mix of small, medium and enterprise-size companies, with 58 percent of the responses from companies greater than 500 seats.

The survey shows that 79 percent of respondents have a business continuity and disaster recovery plan in place but only 21 percent of those respondents indicated they have an automated solution to assist with these plans. The majority (60 percent) use a semi-automated solution or a fully manual process such as tape backup (19 percent). Only 37 percent of the participants responded that they frequently tested their disaster recovery plan (more than twice per year).

At the same time, the majority of survey participants (67 percent) stated that they had only four hours or less to recover their systems, including data and applications before they lost productivity, reputation and revenue.


•Date: 21st Feb 2013 • Australia/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC statistics

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