Recent research has shown that companies really can benefit from disaster recovery in the cloud. the research examines the cost of downtime in various industries, as well as its most common causes. It also reveals that 59 percent of companies say they choose cloud backups for cost reasons, 52 percent cite ease of use and 48 percent compatibility. Cloud users are able to recover more quickly from disasters though, with 20 percent able to be back up and running in a couple of hours, compared to only nine percent of non-cloud users.
There’s much more to consider before adopting cloud-based recovery and what questions to ask but as more systems are moving to the cloud it’s leading to an evolution in requirements for disaster recovery.