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March 2014, Volume 3, Issue 3

In the cloud DR market, all eyes are on the enterprise

While most of the focus of cloud disaster recovery is on smaller customers, enterprises are keenly interested as well. Disaster recovery and the cloud Part 1: Cloud computing advantages bring disaster recovery to the masses Part 2: RTO, RPO metrics find the true value of a cloud DR strategy Part 3: In the cloud DR market, all eyes are on the enterprise Part 4: DRaaS means disaster recovery doesn't have to break the bank Larger organizations typically already have a DR agreement in place with a traditional DR market provider such as SunGard. For them, the first step toward cloud DR is using the cloud to protect a lower-tier system that would have been protected with tape. "They're saying, ‘we have our business-critical and mission-critical systems under control; for the lower tier we're going to look at cloud,'" said Rachel Dines, senior analyst at Forrester Research. Indeed, there is a huge appetite among enterprises to get out from under restrictive, expensive contracts with third-party DR providers, said Greg Ness, vice ...

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