Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: IT Disaster Recovery in 2017

Published: 01 December 2017

ID: G00344045

Analyst(s): Mark Jaggers


The results from Gartner's 2017 and 2015 Security and Risk surveys provide data for IT infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for modernizing application architecture and infrastructure.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Methodology
  • Roughly 80% of Survey Respondents Reported an Incident During the Past Two Years That Required an IT DR Plan
  • Cloud-Based Recovery Is the Preferred Choice in Recovery Location for Critical IT Infrastructure Services
  • IT DR Budgets as a Share of Overall IT Spending Are Anticipated to Increase at Both Ends of the Budgetary Spectrum
  • Thirty-Seven Percent of Organizations Target the Restoration of Mission-Critical Business Processes in Less Than 60 Minutes, With 67% Targeting Less Than Four Hours
  • Database Replication and Storage-Based Replication Were the Most Prevalent Data Protection Methods
  • Thirty-Four Percent of Respondents Use DR Orchestration Tools in Production

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