Hybrid Future for Data Protection Predicted in Vision Solutions State of Resilience 2012 Report
IRVINE, CA, Dec 11, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Vision Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of information
availability software and services for the Windows, Linux, IBM Power
Systems and Cloud computing markets, has released its "State of
Resilience" report for 2012 based on surveys of over 530 IT
professionals worldwide representing more than 30 countries. The most
important result was that 47% of respondents plan to use a hybrid
strategy based on combining storage, software and cloud based
technologies to protect their critical IT infrastructures and
applications, compared to around 13% each that said they would use
one of those technologies alone for their recovery and continuity.
Alongside this, the report findings include an overview of the
increasing pressure to deliver 24/7 access and the acceptance of
virtualization as a core component of resilience in the IT
-- Use of Cloud for Data Protection is increasing. The number of
respondents choosing only cloud for their data protection strategy was
equal to the number choosing only hardware and only software solutions
for future data protection plans.
-- Increase in adoption of agile data protection technologies alongside
traditional tape option. Although tape still dominates disaster
recovery planning overall, there was a slight decrease of 4% on last
year's figures when it comes to use of tape technologies. There has
been an increase in use of storage-based replication, software or
logical replication plus failover, and clustering. The largest
percentage increase was in the use of software or logical replication
and failover, in comparison to last year.
-- Server virtualization has continued to grow with high rates of
deployment across all sizes of company demonstrating a maturity and
acceptance of virtual servers. 87% of respondents have deployed
virtual servers compared to 80% in the 2011 report. The take-up of
virtualization remains lowest in the SMB category, yet virtualization
has still been deployed by 80% of organizations with 1-10 employees
according to the survey.
-- Maturity of virtualization further reinforced by high reported use of
virtual servers as part of High Availability/Disaster Recovery
strategy. Of those respondents that have virtualized, 70% use virtual
servers as recovery systems within their High Availability/Disaster
-- High availability is key to delivering on 24/7 access requirements.
The majority of respondents have business directives to enable 24/7
data and application access to users. IT professionals therefore see
High Availability solutions as critical to delivering on this business
requirement. The need for real-time protection of company data is
being driven by this approach.
The fifth annual "State of Resilience" provides analysis of new and
existing technologies that IT professionals are employing to protect
their critical information and ensure business continuity. This
year's report addresses the role that cloud has in data protection
strategies, future plans for business continuity and the increasing
importance of high availability solutions.
Alan Arnold, Chief
Technology Officer, Vision Solutions:
"Against a backdrop of
natural disasters that had serious personal and business
ramifications, as well as a range of high profile IT failures, the
theme of resilience has been in the public eye more than usual. While
the majority of companies have a disaster recovery strategy for IT,
this year's report emphasizes that for most organizations, a
traditional strategy is no longer adequate. Business demand for 24/7
access to data and applications drives the need for high availability
and disaster recovery solutions and we expect this trend to continue
as globalization and around-the-clock access pervade. As each and
every IT transaction becomes critical, the need for real-time
protection increases, regardless of the platform on which the
application itself is running."
Joint State of Resilience Webinar with IBM Corporation
of the fifth annual State of Resilience Report 2012 will be discussed
in a webinar presented by Vision Solutions and IBM. Speakers on the
webinar will be Jacqueline Woods, Global Vice President of Systems
Software and Growth Solutions at IBM, and Kim Kaminski, Vice
President of Marketing at Vision Solutions.
Time: 10:00am USA CST / 3:00pm GMT / 4:00pm EU Standard Time
Tuesday, December 11th
To register and download a copy of the full
report visit here
About Vision Solutions
Vision Solutions, Inc. is the world's
leading provider of information availability software and services
for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets.
Vision's trusted Double-Take(R), MIMIX(R) and iTERA(TM) high
availability and disaster recovery brands support business
continuity, satisfy compliance requirements and increase productivity
in physical and virtual environments. Affordable and easy-to-use,
Vision products are backed by worldwide 24X7 customer support centers
and a global partner network that includes IBM, HP, Microsoft, VMware
and Dell. Privately held by Thoma Bravo, Vision Solutions is
headquartered in Irvine, California, USA with offices worldwide. For
more information, visit visionsolutions.com, follow us on Twitter
@VSIDTInfo, on other popular social networks or call 1.800.957.4511
(toll-free U.S. and Canada) or 801.799.0300.
SOURCE: Vision Solutions, Inc.
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