Symantec conducted a survey on IT disaster recovery and high availability and customer responses revealed the following key aspects:
- Business Continuity market opportunity exists for a distinct product that focuses on Disaster Recovery (DR) across multiple data center sites
- Many customers have multivendor environments and there is a market need for standardized virtualization agnostic solutions (20% of respondents)
- Per Virtual Machine and Per CPU licensing models constitute 90% of current DR product licensing schemes
When a disaster, natural or otherwise impacts normal operations of a business, Disaster Recovery (DR) processes kick in to ensure that services remain available. The effectiveness of a plan is measured by how long it takes the business to recover the critical services (Recovery Time Objective or RTO) and how much data is lost in the...