For many firms, particularly smaller and medium-sized ones, disaster recovery (DR) systems are seen as necessary but expensive, and they are low on the priority list. This was certainly true when backup/DR involved copying data regularly to a duplicate set of hardware, often in a second datacenter. However, with the growth of cloud and prevalence of colocation, there are more options for backup and DR, including DR as a service, which can be much more cost-effective. This may be why many of the firms we surveyed about storage plans said that 'backup disaster-recovery archiving' was their top priority for 2016.

In this report, 451 Research covers the following topics:

  • Some of the trends in DR
  • What options are available
  • How organisations are taking advantage of colocation and cloud as part of an dungaree DR strategy
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