Los Angeles, Calif., August 4, 2015 – Small to mid-sized companies have been slow to adopt disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) solutions because of concerns about high cost, lack of IT resources, and solution complexity, according to the 2015 DRaaS Attitudes & Adoption Report, developed by ActualTech Media.
More than 350 technology professionals from organizations with between 100 and 5,000 employees responded to the survey, conducted from July 15th to July 20th by ActualTech Media principals Scott Lowe and David Davis for sponsor Infrascale, a leading provider of secure, cloud-managed disaster recovery.
The perceived high cost of disaster recovery is the primary inhibitor to DRaaS adoption for 36 percent of respondents and the most important purchase criterion. The lack of in-house IT resources and solution complexity were also listed as barriers to adoption.
The study showed that organizations use a wide variety of methodologies to perform disaster recovery. While 46 percent of respondents back up to a secondary appliance, 22 percent still use tape and offsite storage as their primary DR methodology. Perhaps this is why only 10 percent of respondents could fail over critical business applications within 15 minutes.
“We believe this data indicates that small and mid-sized companies are largely being under-served when it comes to emerging DR and DRaaS solutions,” said Scott Lowe, co-founder of ActualTech Media. “This presents an educational opportunity to help those companies understand that simple, affordable, enterprise-grade DRaaS solutions now exist.”
“Demand for DRaaS has been heating up and is expected to be a $20 billion market by 2020, but the current players are either focused on large enterprises or provide stripped-down versions for small businesses,” said Ken Shaw Jr., founder and CEO of Infrascale. “This study suggests that the market needs simple, secure, and affordable DR solutions. Given the financial impact of data theft and downtime on midsize enterprises, it’s crucial these businesses have enterprise-class protection.”
Data were weighted to be representative of the business populations of interest.
Infrascale is a provider of the most powerful disaster recovery solution in the world. Founded in 2006, the company aims to give every company the ability to recover from a disaster – quickly, easily and affordably. Combining intelligent software with the power of the cloud is how Infrascale cracks the disaster recovery cost barrier without complex, expensive hardware enabling any company to restore operations in less than 15 minutes with a push of a button. Infrascale equips businesses with the confidence to handle the unexpected by providing less downtime, greater security, and always-on availability.
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