Business Continuance, High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Aberdeen Research Found 44% of End Users Understand Best Practices Are Separate Concepts But Treat Them as a Combined Initiative
BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- The once clearly defined differences in high
availability, business continuance and disaster recovery are becoming
blurred as more end users try to centralize the process of keeping
businesses running 24/7, according to a new report by Aberdeen Group, a
Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS) titled "High Availability: Data Protection
and Recovery for Continuous Uptime."
"Our research shows that the process of protecting businesses against risk
is evolving and it is becoming more centralized," said Sonia Lelii, a
research analyst at Aberdeen Group. "Ultimately, this should weed out
inefficiencies that occur when business continuance, high availability and
disaster recovery are treated as three separate initiatives."
Aberdeen's research also found that organizations understand the importance
of high availability in insuring their applications and data are available
continuously. Eighty percent of end users cited the need to reduce
unplanned downtime as the top business driver behind their high
availability strategy, while 75% named the need to reduce the financial
risk of data loss. Sixty-five percent named the need for applications to be
up and running 24/7.
End users also are starting to associate disk-based Continuous Data
Protection (CDP) with their high availability strategies: 37% of the
best-in-class companies have deployed true CDP, while only 10 % of the
other respondents have deployed the technology. Results also showed that
more end users plan to deploy CDP as part of an overall platform as opposed
to a stand-along product.
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