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Continuity Software publishes Enterprise Service Availability and Business Continuity Benchmark Survey report

Continuity Software has released the results of a benchmarking survey of 147 professionals from a wide range of industries and geographies collected through an online survey.

Key findings include:

  • Most organizations have ‘commendable service availability goals for mission critical systems’: 68 percent have a goal of higher than 99.91 percent availability (less than 8 hours of downtime a year), and 27 percent have a goal of 99.99 percent availability (less than one hour of downtime a year).
  • 32 percent of the organizations surveyed did not meet their service availability goals for mission critical systems in 2012.
  • The lowest downtime figures were reported by respondents from the transportation industry (3.7 hours for the year), followed by high-tech (4.0) and business services organizations (4.2). Highest downtime figures were reported by respondents from healthcare (14.1), financial services organizations (8.9) and public sector organizations (8.5).
  • 71 percent of the respondents run at least some mission critical applications in a private cloud environment, while 33 percent run such applications in the public cloud.

Read the survey report (PDF).

•Date: 24th April 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC statistics

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