Gartner Research

Will Hyperconverged Integrated Systems Be a Disaster for Your IT DR Plans?

Published: 07 April 2017

ID: G00324055

Analyst(s): Mark Jaggers, Julia Palmer

Summary

I&O leaders focused on disaster recovery who are deploying HCIS solutions need to update their DR methods to support these infrastructures. Without these modifications, gaps in recovery capabilities will surface during exercises or actual emergencies.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • New and differentiated HCIS infrastructures will offer I&O leaders new capabilities for recovery, resiliency and restoration
  • Traditional IT disaster recovery (DR) tools need to be viable/interoperable with HCIS architectures, forcing I&O leaders to re-evaluate these tools
  • Any changes necessitated by the enterprise or I&O leaders as part of HCIS adoption will impact IT DR processes
  • Any updates to the IT DR processes will require I&O leaders to consider mergers, acquisitions or business failure risks of HCIS vendors prior to making changes

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