Cloud Survey 2017 – Off-site DR adopted by most companies.  Where do you stand?

The results are in for the 2017 Unitrends Cloud Survey and hundreds of IT professionals came together and revealed their darkest IT secrets.  Among the revelations – most IT teams are embracing the use of DR sites (both cloud-hosted and company-hosted) to meet their organization’s recovery time objectives.

A full 39% of companies indicated that they have their own non-cloud based secondary site.  Following right behind are the 35% of IT professionals who stated that they were using a specific Cloud DR site to host their disaster recovery solutions.  This is a full third of companies who have discovered the ease of implementation and management for DR in the cloud.  It is no wonder DRaaS is a high growth industry! Congratulations to the nearly three quarters of companies that have embraced off-site recovery and are on their way to meeting their recovery time objectives!

Not everyone has reason to celebrate, though.

One quarter of those surveyed admitted to not having any DR site for failover or recovery.  This is a full 26% of companies with little recourse in the event of a disaster. No secondary DR site means that in the event of a site-wide outage, IT professionals will have to start from scratch to bring up applications. This includes everything from rebuilding basic infrastructure to reinstalling software to recovering business data. It is curious what is holding back the adoption of an off-site recovery strategy for this segment of respondents, particularly when the cloud is so available and inexpensive a solution.

Fill out the form to get the full details on recovery testing, DR sites, cloud adoption, and more by reviewing the full 2017 State of Cloud & Data Protection Survey Results.


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