What Analysts Say

What Analysts Say

“IDC believes that given the highly dynamic nature of enterprise data centers, in which production configuration changes occur constantly and data is being replicated to remote DR sites on a regular basis, an automated approach for identifying data protection gaps is now required.”
Dan Yachin, Research Director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies
“Until now, there has simply been no realistic visibility into a full remote recovery operation. With all the interdependencies and such limited test capabilities, even the largest companies in the world really don’t know if they will be able to recover from a significant outage.  Products such as Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard are long overdue, and should help shine light on the faults that keep critical recoveries from happening, well before a crisis.”
Bob Laliberte, Analyst, ESG
“The business risk associated with non-recoverable recoveries is almost incalculable.  If standard local backup recoveries fail at a rate of 20% plus, remote recoveries are probably two-to-three times that – and finding out during a real-time crisis is no way to live.”
Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)
“Despite the growing awareness of the need to protect corporate critical business processes and data against loss due to disasters, and the associated increase in resources allocated to meet the challenge, organizations are still facing obstacles in making sure that their DR objectives will be met.  The fact is, today most DR strategies will not work when put to the test.  Enterprise data remains inadequately protected.”
Dan Yachin, Research Director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies
“I would advise any company that is spending millions of dollars on their disaster recovery (DR) infrastructure to take a look at Continuity Software RecoverGuard as a possible means by which to ensure their investment.”
Marc Staimer, President and Founder, Dragon Slayer Consulting
“Unfortunately, disasters happen.  For companies to survive them, they must ensure that their disaster recovery and business continuity plans follow best practices.  Disaster recovery management (DRM) solutions such as Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard, will soon become a ‘must have’ versus a ‘nice to have’ on any comprehensive DR plan.”
Mike Karp, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
“Faced with the all too real potential of disaster caused by anything from a terrorist attack to the weather, companies must ensure their disaster recovery and business continuity plans follow best practices. I believe that disaster recovery management (DRM) solutions, such as Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard, will soon become a standard check-off box on any comprehensive DR plan.”
John Webster, Principal IT Advisor, Illuminata, Inc.
“Until recently, DR testing has a lot in common with the famous statement, ‘everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.’ With disaster recovery management (DRM) solutions, such as Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard, IT executives finally have a tool to ensure their DR investments.”
David Hill, Principal, Mesabi Group LLC
“It is critical for IT managers to keep a close eye on the changes occurring on daily basis and act accordingly when gaps in consistency are discovered. RecoverGuard is a solution that helps managers identify what data doesn’t need to be replicated, what is supposed to be replicated but wasn’t, where capacity is wasted, and how to fix the problem by identifying the gaps in the replication environment.”
Rhoda Phillips, Research Manager, Storage Software, IDC
“Enterprises are spending millions of dollars on disaster recovery (DR) technology in an effort to bullet-proof their IT infrastructure and provide data protection and business continuity.  However, many IT executives will admit off-the-record that while they have employed the most advanced and trusted solutions available, the ongoing changes, updates, and interdependencies in their infrastructure create the possibility of a failed or partial recovery.  Enterprises should strive to close this gap — to ensure the effectiveness of their DR investments — by using a solution like Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard.”
Michael Fisch, Director, Storage and Networking, The Clipper Group, Inc.
“Today’s enterprises are managing complex datacenter environments that consist of a variety of applications, platforms, and storage arrays. These environments experience daily changes in configuration and distribution of resources. These realities challenge IT organizations to ensure consistency of data and applications across production and recovery sites. Replication is a commonly used technology to move data from production to recovery site; any slight change in configuration on the production site that is not replicated at the recovery site can cause the environment to become unrecoverable.”
Rhoda Phillips, Research Manager, Storage Software, IDC
“IDC believes that given the highly dynamic nature of enterprise data centers, in which production configuration changes occur constantly and data is being replicated to remote DR sites on a regular basis, an automated approach for identifying data protection gaps is now required.”
Dan Yachin, research director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies
“Until now, there has simply been no realistic visibility into a full remote recovery operation. With all the interdependencies and such limited test capabilities, even the largest companies in the world really don’t know if they will be able to recover from a significant outage.  Products such as Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard are long overdue, and should help shine light on the faults that keep critical recoveries from happening, well before a crisis.”
Bob Laliberte, Analyst, ESG
“The business risk associated with non-recoverable recoveries is almost incalculable.  If standard local backup recoveries fail at a rate of 20% plus, remote recoveries are probably two-to-three times that – and finding out during a real-time crisis is no way to live.”
Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)
“Despite the growing awareness of the need to protect corporate critical business processes and data against loss due to disasters, and the associated increase in resources allocated to meet the challenge, organizations are still facing obstacles in making sure that their DR objectives will be met.  The fact is, today most DR strategies will not work when put to the test.  Enterprise data remains inadequately protected.”
Dan Yachin, Research Director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies
“I would advise any company that is spending millions of dollars on their disaster recovery (DR) infrastructure to take a look at Continuity Software RecoverGuard as a possible means by which to ensure their investment.”
Marc Staimer, President and Founder, Dragon Slayer Consulting
“Unfortunately, disasters happen.  For companies to survive them, they must ensure that their disaster recovery and business continuity plans follow best practices.  Disaster recovery management (DRM) solutions such as Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard, will soon become a ‘must have’ versus a ‘nice to have’ on any comprehensive DR plan.”
Mike Karp, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
“Faced with the all too real potential of disaster caused by anything from a terrorist attack to the weather, companies must ensure their disaster recovery and business continuity plans follow best practices. I believe that disaster recovery management (DRM) solutions, such as Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard, will soon become a standard check-off box on any comprehensive DR plan.”
John Webster, Principal IT Advisor, Illuminata, Inc.
“Until recently, DR testing has a lot in common with the famous statement, ‘everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.’ With disaster recovery management (DRM) solutions, such as Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard, IT executives finally have a tool to ensure their DR investments.”
David Hill, Principal, Mesabi Group LLC
“It is critical for IT managers to keep a close eye on the changes occurring on daily basis and act accordingly when gaps in consistency are discovered. RecoverGuard is a solution that helps managers identify what data doesn’t need to be replicated, what is supposed to be replicated but wasn’t, where capacity is wasted, and how to fix the problem by identifying the gaps in the replication environment.”
Rhoda Phillips, Research Manager, Storage Software, IDC
“Enterprises are spending millions of dollars on disaster recovery (DR) technology in an effort to bullet-proof their IT infrastructure and provide data protection and business continuity.  However, many IT executives will admit off-the-record that while they have employed the most advanced and trusted solutions available, the ongoing changes, updates, and interdependencies in their infrastructure create the possibility of a failed or partial recovery.  Enterprises should strive to close this gap — to ensure the effectiveness of their DR investments — by using a solution like Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard.”
Michael Fisch, Director, Storage and Networking, The Clipper Group, Inc.
“Today’s enterprises are managing complex datacenter environments that consist of a variety of applications, platforms, and storage arrays. These environments experience daily changes in configuration and distribution of resources. These realities challenge IT organizations to ensure consistency of data and applications across production and recovery sites. Replication is a commonly used technology to move data from production to recovery site; any slight change in configuration on the production site that is not replicated at the recovery site can cause the environment to become unrecoverable.”
Rhoda Phillips, Research Manager, Storage Software, IDC