Gartner Research

Do Your Homework Before Committing to Cloud-Based Recovery Services

Published: 05 April 2013

ID: G00250196

Analyst(s): John Morency, Kevin Knox


Cloud-based recovery services are emerging as a viable disaster recovery option for some organizations, but remain a poor choice for others. IT leaders should use this research to determine the role that recovery in the cloud can play in supporting their IT disaster recovery management programs.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The growing RaaS market offers organizations opportunities for cost reduction, increased recovery test flexibility, and selective applications failover
  • Rapid market growth is making RaaS provider selection a complex and challenging process for IT leaders
  • The immaturity of enterprise RaaS capabilities will limit large enterprises from fully implementing IT operations failovers into public clouds for the next three years

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