Gartner Research

Do Your Homework Before Committing to Cloud-Based Recovery Services

Published: 05 April 2013

ID: G00250196

Analyst(s): John Morency, Kevin Knox

Summary

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.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

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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