Why Shift Your DR and Backup to Cloud?

Put the Cloud to Work for You and Unlock Cost and Resource Savings

As cloud computing grows in popularity and the demand for digital services intensifies, organizations are rethinking their IT strategies and making critical decisions about how and when to incorporate cloud. For infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders, budget, resources, and technical limitations make the cloud an attractive option, especially for disaster recovery (DR).

74% surveyed tell ESG they use cloud for disaster recovery and daily backup

Cloud-based DR and backup has several advantages over legacy, on-premises solutions, making it a popular choice. Reasons for moving DR and backup to the cloud include:

  • Eliminating costly equipment and facilities real estate costs
  • Reduce capital expenses
  • Cost effective storage for backups
  • Reducing staff time spent babysitting lengthy on-premises backup and DR processes, freeing them to focus on IT innovation and strategic project goals
  • Even large, complex VM workloads can now be moved to the cloud

By moving DR and backup to the cloud, organizations can achieve much shorter recovery time objectives (RTOs) than are possible with existing technologies like restoring from tape.

For organizations considering cloud computing for the first time, moving backup and recovery to the cloud is a good place to start and can help IT staff gain cloud experience so they’re prepared for future production movement to the cloud.

Mean RTO for mission-critical business 2017 = 23.9 hours 2019 = 10 hours

An ESG eBook, The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies, shows that 87% surveyed say that cloud computing positively impacts their data protection strategies.