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Cloud computing linked to disaster recovery
May 17 2012, 23:18 PM
Small businesses are increasingly adopting cloud computing as a means of boosting their disaster recovery strategies, it has been claimed.
A study by Symantec highlighted that a growing number of companies are utilising the cloud and embracing technologies such as virtualisation.
Some 40 per cent were using the public cloud, 43 per cent had embraced the private cloud and 34 per cent were deploying virtualisation.
Over a third of these companies said that they found such technologies boosted their disaster recovery strategies.
“Technologies such as virtualisation, cloud computing and mobility, combined with a sound plan and comprehensive security and data protection solutions, enable SMEs to better prepare for and quickly recover from potential disasters such as floods or fires, as well as lost or stolen mobile devices and laptops,” commented Symantec vice president of worldwide marketing for SME and cloud Steve Cullen.
Small businesses have a reputation for neglecting disaster recovery which can end up costing them significantly, however, the growing popularity of the cloud could help solve this issue.
Posted by Neil Hill