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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.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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