8 Surprising Disaster Recovery Stats
Joseph F. Kovar
Tape Still A Big Part Of DR, But Off-Site Data Centers Still Tops
In a recent Sepaton survey of 95 enterprises about their strategies, 41 percent of respondents said their most popular disaster recovery strategy was an active-passive configured data center, which is where all of a company's data is backed up to one fully configured data center with mission-critical data replicated to a remote site.
Twenty-one percent cited active-active data centers, in which a full set of the company's data is maintained in two or more data centers.
Sepaton also found that 18 percent of respondents still depend on off-site tapes as their primary strategy. The other 20 percent use some other strategy, are developing a strategy or have no strategy.
CRN Channel Takeaway: There are still plenty of opportunities to get customers to move from tape to other disaster recovery strategies, even at the enterprise level.