SMBs Grapple With Disaster Recovery, Backup Issues

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-06-07

Just how confident are small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in their data-protection capabilities for their virtual environments? And how well do their backup and recovery practices work in the virtual realm? SMBs face a number of hurdles, according to a new study from backup and replication specialist Veeam Software, which surveyed businesses in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany and France. The study showed that 85 percent of SMBs cited cost as an obstacle, 83 percent are concerned about their data-protection capabilities, and 80 percent pointed to complexity issues. These challenges are based partly on continued attempts to apply traditional, physical-world strategies to data protection in virtual environments, instead of adopting a new approach. The report demonstrates some of the actions organizations are taking to deal with the challenges they face in implementing data protection in virtual environments. For example, 55 percent of SMBs plan to change their tools for backing up virtual environments in the next two years. eWEEK examines key takeaways from the study.


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