Between 2007 and 2013, Forrester and Disaster Recovery Journal asked readers “Were you able to recover from your most recent disruption in less than one hour?”
- In 2007, 30% responded yes.
- In 2010, 13% responded yes.
- In 2013, 2% responded yes.
With the expansion of infrastructure variations, more complex applications, and the increasing volume of data, it is not a surprise that IT departments using legacy backup and recovery techniques are unable to meet the current service levels and recovery demands.
More often than not, enterprise backups and recovery solutions are not working. They get incomplete backups (without errors), data corruption, and the have to deal with the inability to recover due to system patches and hardware variations. Instead of providing peace of mind, antiquated backup software is eroding the IT team's confidence in their ability to recover. IT professionals are forced to spend time managing backups, instead using their time on more strategic initiatives.
Did you know there are simple, effective, cost-saving ways to ensure that you are able to secure your position in the 2% who can confidently say "Yes!"? By using automated testing tools built into your backup solutions, you will ensure recovery on each backup. Solutions that provide recovery assurance, including detailed Recovery reports, give absolute confidence that your environment will work, in the way you expect. You can have the peace of mind knowing that their tools are operating as required.
Learn more about building a Best Practices Backup and Recovery Strategy.