Survey Reflects Not Only Data Center Vulnerabilities, But the Fact that Disaster Recovery and Service Availability Remain a Back-Office Secret with Limited Visibility of Senior Executives, Stockholders and Consumers
New York, NY (April 10, 2011) – Continuity Software™, the world’s leading provider of disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity monitoring and management solutions, today announced the results of its 2012 Service Availability Benchmark Survey. Findings of the survey reveal that many enterprise IT organizations remain woefully ill prepared to face and endure an interruption in services and/or disaster of any duration, size or scale. In fact, more than a quarter of the firms surveyed admitted that they did not meet their service availability goals for their mission critical systems in 2011. Additionally, 84% confessed that they were aware that their organization lacked sufficient disaster recovery capacity, and 64% stated that they lacked confidence in their DR testing.
“Given the state of the world today – both in terms of universal agreement that data is every enterprise businesses’ greatest asset and that between natural and manmade disasters, an IT catastrophe is not a question of ‘if’ it is simply a question of ‘when’ – it is astonishing that any IT executive could continue to neglect his/her data centers in such an egregious fashion, yet keep their jobs,” said Deni Connor, Founding Analyst, Storage Strategies NOW/Systems Strategies NOW. “Clearly this survey not only reflects the vulnerable position of so many data centers, but the fact that DR and HA remains a back-office secret concealed from the eyes of the organizations’ most senior executives, stock-holders and consumers.” Connor continued, “What truly makes this survey so compelling is the fact that there are in fact solutions that could alleviate this issue, such as Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard.”
“We at Continuity Software were not terribly surprised by the results of this survey. Our day-to-day conversations with IT executives and channel reseller partners over the years consistently confirm that organizations are simply not dedicating the time and resources necessary to protect their business,” said Gil Hecht, Founder and CEO, Continuity Software. “However, while for some it is a matter of neglect, for most IT executives it is an unfortunate result of being provided with limited operational and capital investment budgets.”
Hecht continued, “Our customers and partners have learned firsthand that Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard delivers an easy-to-acquire, deploy and manage solution for complete DR and HA assurance which minimizes the risk of service interruption or data loss.”
For further details, please refer to Continuity Software’s Service Availability Benchmark Survey.
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Continuity Software is the leading provider of disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity monitoring and management solutions. Trusted by many of the world’s largest companies, its award winning RecoverGuard software mitigates downtime and data-loss risks, via its patent-protected analytics (gap detection) technology and a vast (over 5,000 signatures) community-driven knowledgebase. With RecoverGuard, customers can be confident that their data is protected, systems are recoverable, and business continuity goals will be met or exceeded. For further information, please visit: www.continuitysoftware.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: +1-888-782-8170 (United States) or +972 (3) 6470888 (Israel).
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