1SMBs Grapple With Disaster Recovery, Backup Issues
by Nathan Eddy
2SMBs Face Cost-Related Challenges
Cost-related challenges with the backup and recovery of virtual servers cover three areas: high ongoing management costs, expensive licensing models, and backups either requiring or using too much storage.
3Taking Hours to Recover Backed-Up Servers
This graph shows the time, measured in hours, it takes to recover virtual servers (in gray) and the time to recover physical servers (in green).
4Organizations Worry Backup Will Become Less Effective
Currently, 63 percent of SMBs feel that their backup and recovery tools will become less effective as the amount of data and servers in their infrastructure continue to grow.
5Downtime Costs Businesses Big Bucks
Forty-one percent of SMBs stated that the cost per hour of downtime for their business-critical servers that had not been protected by techniques such as replication was $150,000 or more. Gray represents unreplicated servers costing $150,000 or more per hour of downtime; green represents less than $150,000 per hour of downtime.
6Organizations Must Dig Deep to Recover Data
SMBs are still struggling with more granular recovery from virtual servers that should be more straightforward, often having to recover more than desired to reach a specific item.
7SMBs Priced Out of E-Discovery Market
The specialist e-discovery tools used for this are not aimed at the SMB market: 65 percent of SMBs feel that the cost of specialist e-discovery tools is prohibitively expensive.
8SMB Recovery Problems Still Persist
The graph on the left shows the number of times per year SMBs experience problems attempting to recover from backups; on the right, it shows the percentage of recoveries that present problems.
9Lack of Consistent Backups Poses Challenges
A lack of opportunities to test backups may be one reason the chance of problems with backups is so high. Currently, the average SMB tests backups for recoverability every 3 months.
10Significant Capability-Based Challenges Face SMBs
This graph shows the percentage of backup servers tested when monitoring for recoverability, with larger midmarket companies faring worse than smaller SMBs.
11A Multitude of Complexity Challenges for SMBs
Eighty percent of SMBs said that they are experiencing complexity-related challenges with backup and recovery of virtual environments.