TechTarget Survey Reveals Growth of Cloud for DR and Backup (DRaas)
APSU Assists Businesses as Survey Reveals Growth of Cloud for DR and Backup

TechTarget Survey Reveals Growth of Cloud for DR and Backup (DRaas)

APSU is offering a full suite of cloud disaster recovery (DR) and backup solutions to meet the demand for managed cloud services and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

All cloud services are set to grow over the next six months, with a major surge expected in disaster recovery and backup, according to a TechTarget survey.

The study of 1300 IT professionals found that the use of cloud for disaster recovery and business continuity will nearly double from 17.9% to 28.5% in the next six months. Meanwhile software as a service (SaaS) will decline from 47.7% to 40.4%.

The rise of cloud for DR represents a need for better analysis of unstructured data – otherwise known as Big Data. With traditional backup solutions requiring expensive but limited storage, businesses are looking at better ways to protect their data.

However, many firms do not currently have sufficient DR in place; nearly 43% of the survey’s respondents said they shipped DR data to another physical recovery site and 34% admitted to still putting DR data on tape.

APSU services for both Wintel and IBM Power i platforms, such as APSU’s Virtual Cloud Backup (vCB) and Virtual Server Recovery Lite for i (vSRi lite), can ease the transition to DRaaS. Both solutions allow firms to move away from tape media reliability issues and migrate to a tapeless disk-to-cloud (D2C) backup in order to leverage the flexibility and cost effectiveness of the cloud.

APSU can also extend the cloud backup solutions to full replication with a faster recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) deployed for Wintel and IBM Power i platforms. The Virtual Server Recovery for Wintel and Power i (vSRw and vSRi) provides proven, industry-leading cloud based high-availability services with no set up costs and quarterly or annual billing.

Leading technology organisations, including IBM, Microsoft, Infor, Interoute and Symantec, have already chosen APSU to deliver cloud solutions.

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