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Planning for disaster recovery (DR) is exactly like buying insurance. You know you need it, but it may fall off your list of top priorities, you may buy less than what you really need, or you can’t afford a solution that meets your requirements. If you’ve experienced any of these set backs, you’re not alone. In a recent 451 Research survey, almost 60% of survey participants did not have a DR plan in place.

The good news is that cloud-based disaster recovery now offers a flexible, affordable solution. The cloud-based backup and recovery market is expected to grow at a 21% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next several years. According to the survey:

  • 30% of companies expect to implement cloud-based disaster recovery in the next six months
  • 40% plan to implement cloud-based disaster recovery in 6-12 months

This huge spike in growth for a market that is only a few years old is very compelling, and for good reason. Compared to traditional disaster recovery approaches that are often expensive and complex, cloud-based disaster recovery provides a considerably less expensive, less complex method for protecting your data and applications.

How does your disaster recovery plan (or lack of a plan) rate against your peers? What are the top requirements for selecting a cloud-based disaster recovery provider? Which workloads are top of mind to protect? Find out more. Download this 451 Research white paper: Drivers for the Growing Adoption of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery, and get an in-depth look at how companies across nearly every major industry are evaluating and implementing cloud-based disaster recovery.

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