Backup is a lynch pin of disaster recovery and business continuity plans
A recent survey of small to mid-sized business (SMB) studied backup and recovery budgets, technologies, planning, and key considerations for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.
- 45% SMBs said their organization had experienced a data loss
- Recovery on average cost nearly $9,000 in each incident – 54% of the losses were due to hardware failures
- SMBs spend an average of $5,700 each year to manage data backup and recovery environments
- 70% are satisfied with current backup solutions – 30% believe their approaches and technologies leave them exposed to data loss and business disruption
- 42% believe their company’s plans fall short
- 70% think some critical information will be lost in a disaster
- 60% have their backups on direct-attached storage (DAS)
- 30% of SMBs use cloud based solutions
- 14% plan to invest in a cloud offerings this year
- 77% prefer a private or hybrid approach – 23% percent favor a public cloud offering.
Question that need to be answered are:
- Is our data safe in transit and at rest?
- What prevents hackers from gaining access to our data?
- Is our data properly handled, stored, and deleted?
- Who can access our data?
- What are the benchmark measurements?
- Is our data backup strategy compliant?
- Will our recovery be successful?