Survey Reveals: 54% of Companies Striving for 99.9% Cloud Service Availability Had One or More Outages in Past Three Months
31% Spend Up to 104 to 520 Hours a Year on Disaster Recovery
SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CloudEndure, provider of real-time replication and recovery of cloud-based applications, today revealed the results of an industry-first benchmark survey, presenting best practices and success metrics reported by companies that host web applications in the public cloud. The survey disclosed a clear gap between an organization’s official service availability goals and its ability to measure them. Although 79% of organizations surveyed report a service availability goal of “three nines”–99.9% or better–26% of the respondents fail to measure service availability at all.
The survey findings show a mix of achievements and challenges faced by companies running cloud-hosted application. Over one-fourth of respondents don’t measure service availability, yet 92% claim they meet their uptime goals consistently (43%) or most of the time (49%). A clear gap exists between the number of respondents who claim to meet availability goals and how many are actually measuring them.
“The inconsistencies in survey responses reflect the immaturity of business continuity practices in the public cloud domain,” said Ofer Gadish, CEO of CloudEndure. “We see a huge demand for solutions that can help companies address the challenges of downtime in the cloud”
According to the survey, the primary challenges executives face in meeting availability goals are insufficient IT resources, budget limitations, and limited ability to prevent software bugs. In fact, 15% of the organizations surveyed don’t invest any time in backup or disaster recovery, and 37% spend less than $1000 on backup and disaster recovery per year.
The public cloud disaster recovery survey results include 29 figures and charts. Complimentary copies of the results are now available for download at info.cloudendure.com/disaster-recovery-survey-2014.html.
For more information about CloudEndure, visit www.CloudEndure.com.
CloudEndure solves the problem of downtime in the cloud, using continuous replication of the entire cloud application stack for small, midsized, and enterprise organizations. Founded in 2012, CloudEndure’s Disaster Recovery (DR) technology creates an exact copy of the entire application at a second location – at a touch of button, within minutes, and with the latest data. Unlike snapshots or backup solutions, CloudEndure offers continuous replication in real time and automated recovery, ensuring maximum uptime and minimal data loss. CloudEndure has received $5.2 million to date, in a funding round led by venture capital firm Magma. For more information, visit www.CloudEndure.com.