Backup and Recovery Issues Ahead with Virtualization, Cloud

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U.S.-based small businesses are falling short of the international average when it comes to disaster recovery and backup readiness. Where do your customers fit?

A survey of more than 3,000 small to medium-size businesses (SMB) conducted by the Ponemon Institute revealed that while attitudes towards backup and recovery differ widely around the world, businesses everywhere want a single backup and recovery solution for physical, virtual and cloud environments. The vast majority (68 percent) of IT managers agree that their greatest challenge in a hybrid environment is moving data between the three environments, yet the average business currently uses at least two or three separate backup solutions making disaster recovery (DR) more complicated.

On the global scale, U.S.-based SMBs fell short of the international average, ranking 10th overall for backup and DR readiness. Approximately a third of U.S. businesses reported having no backup and DR strategy in place, citing lack of budget and resources as the primary reasons.