IDC MaturityScape: Disaster Recovery 1.0
This IDC study provides a framework that IT organizations can use to assess their disaster recovery (DR) strategy by describing the elements in each level of the maturity continuum. Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the economics of disaster recovery, making it affordable and practical for nearly every organization. While organizational survival in the event of a true disaster is the threshold to be met, organizations that go on to achieve the highest level of maturity will approach continuous application availability that transcends both high availability and DR."We estimate that as many as half of organizations could not survive in the event of a disaster," said Phil Goodwin, research director, IDC's Storage Systems and Software. "Because these organizations have not properly staged data offsite or established a place to host applications, these organizations will lose days or weeks of valuable time trying to find compute resources and recovery data. Perhaps more importantly, a few organizations have made plans for the people side of DR. By going through the IDC MaturityScape steps, organizations can be certain of recovery and get the best bang for their buck."
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