In a recent internal field research undertaken by leading cloud backup and recovery service provider Asigra, it has been found that businesses using cloud backup and recovery solutions are more successful in achieving higher return on IT investments than firms who do not rely on such services.
The results from the research survey showed major reduction in hardware and software investments and also lower operational cost, maintenance and support related costs for firms who opted for cloud backup and recovery solutions. According to Asigra cloud backup eliminates the drawback of traditional disaster recovery software and allows recovery across multiple operating systems and physical and virtual environments.
The research report (opens in new tab) also showed considerable reduction in capital cost and also reduction of storage requirements. Global deduplication provided by cloud backup tends to reduce hardware storage requirement as it increases the data duplication ratio by duplicating across all sites. Moreover, tiered recovery facility provided by cloud backup gives organizations the freedom to cater their solution to meet its data availability requirements.
Cloud backup provides the perfect environment to recreate an organization’s physical environment to a virtual environment. The ability to create a virtual environment from a physical one while still maintaining data restoration capabilities make virtual disaster recovery through Cloud backup a perfect solution for most organizations.