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Disaster Recovery Is Dead … Long Live Application Availability

Disaster Recovery Is Dead … Long Live Application Availability

This IDC Perspective discusses how concepts such as backup and recovery, disaster recovery (DR), and high availability (HA) are all vestiges of 2nd Platform technology. These capabilities are blending together into a continuum of application availability. As applications become available over a wide area, separate HA and DR infrastructure will not be needed to offer these capabilities. Technology suppliers and services providers need to think beyond HA and DR and architect their solutions for application availability."We believe that, by 2025, IT organizations will no longer have a need for separate HA and DR infrastructure," said Phil Goodwin, research director, IDC's Storage Systems and Software. "Rather, hybrid cloud and multicloud environments and the appropriate tools will create continuous application availability without specialized infrastructure or operations. Although markets such as DR as a service, archive as a service, and backup as a service can serve near-term IT needs, IT buyers need to prepare to pivot to application availability in the future."

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