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Cloud computing 'used as part of disaster recovery'

Jan 31 2012, 17:13 PM

Cloud computing services are increasingly being used as part of disaster recovery plans, according to an InformationWeek Research trending survey.

The poll showed that 43 per cent of chief information officers were using the cloud as part of their disaster recovery strategy in 2011, up from 23 per cent the previous year.

During the past year, a number of companies in Australia used cloud computing to help them keep going in the aftermath of the floods.

Of those who have not shifted disaster recovery to the cloud, many cited perceived security risks as their reason for not doing so, despite steps being taken by vendors to solve such issues.

However, while the cloud may be becoming increasingly used in areas such as disaster recovery, the progress of the technology is expected to slow this year. This is likely to be due to the fact that many companies have already adopted the basics of the cloud and the trickier aspects are likely to take longer to integrate.

Posted by Neil Hill

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