Solutions Review, June 15th, 2018
Provider of primary storage with built-in offsite backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), ClearSky Data, recently announced the results of its survey on the state of DRaaS today. Over 500 senior-level IT leaders were surveyed. The findings showed that though respondents feel that DRaaS has the potential to advance data protection strategies under budget constraints, most do not plan to move to a cloud-only approach. Instead, hybrid disaster recovery appears to be the most appealing option.
Those surveyed work in a range of industries and answered questions, which included where they store their data, the frequency of disaster recovery testing, and how much data growth they expect in the upcoming year. Data protection was shown to be a critical concern for the respondents, as they want efficient data protection methods that allow businesses to remain operational during a disaster. Additionally, though there have been advances in cloud technology, 51% of those surveyed stated that they will not implement a cloud-only approach. A similar number of respondents said that they currently have hybrid models deployed as a means to take advantage of the benefits of on-prem data centers as well as the cloud.