First ever study of enterprise private cloud environments finds vast majority also face data loss risk
New York, NY — Nov 16, 2016 – Continuity Software™, the leading provider of IT Operations Analytics for infrastructure outage prevention, today announced the release of its 2016 Private Cloud Resiliency Benchmarks.
Based on data gathered from over 100 enterprise environments over the past year, the study found that downtime and security risks were present in each cloud environment tested. The study also found that security and performance risks were found in 99% and 97% of the environments respectively, with 82% of the companies facing data loss risks.
Some of the top risks identified across the private cloud environments included in the study consist of the following:
What do these private cloud environments look like?
With a growing level of the complexity, increasing interdependence among infrastructure components, and an escalating pace of change, keeping cloud infrastructure free of risky misconfiguration is becoming a challenge that most organizations fail to meet.
“Sooner or later, every system fails,” said Gil Hecht, CEO of Continuity Software. “And when a popular service goes down, it doesn’t take long for customers to notice.” Each year enterprises continue to encounter downtime, which currently costs an estimated $740,000 per outage according to Ponemon’s most recent report. “The good news is that most risks lurking in the cloud infrastructure can be identified and corrected before they turn into a service disruption,” explained Hecht. “This requires a specialized set of processes and tools, but above all a mindset and strategy focused on early detection and the remediation of risks.”
Continuity Software is helping the world’s leading organizations prevent unplanned IT outages. The award-winning AvailabilityGuard software enables IT teams to proactively identify and mitigate downtime and data-loss risks across the entire infrastructure—including high availability, cloud, and disaster recovery environments (DR). Using AvailabilityGuard’s advanced IT operations analytics to pinpoint and eliminate potential failures before they impact the business, organizations are able to deliver the highest levels of IT service availability while improving operational efficiency.