By The Business Solutions Network
Four experts weigh in on how the ever-expanding data universe and customers’ need for business continuity is shaping backup and disaster recovery (BDR) technology and best practices.
A June 2014 study released by the Business Forward Foundation, titled Severe Weather And Manufacturing In America, uncovered some pretty scary trends. First, natural disasters are on the rise. In the 1980s, for example, the United States experienced 20 weather disasters. The following decade saw 47, and in the first decade of the 2000s there were 48. Between 2010 and 2014, 36 weather disasters occurred, more than double the pace of the previous two decades. At the same time, IT downtime is becoming more costly. For example, in the study mentioned above, shutting down an auto assembly line costs the plant $1.25 million per hour! These factors alone confirm the importance of backup and disaster recovery as well as business continuity solutions and services.