Only 33 percent of companies that experienced a loss in the last year were able to recover 100 percent of their data
This survey, conducted by Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery and ediscovery, provided insight into virtual environment data loss frequency and recovery management. Key findings indicate that 84 percent of corporations are leveraging virtualization for storage, and nearly one-third of respondents have 75-100 percent of their current environment stored in a virtualized environment. Of those that store data in a virtual environment, 40 percent experienced at least one data loss event in the past 12 months. This is down from 65 percent in 2011. Interestingly, 52 percent of corporations actually believe virtualization software decreases the chance of data loss.
“It is erroneous to believe that virtual environments are inherently safer or at less risk for data loss than other storage mediums,” said
The survey went on to reveal that only 33 percent of companies were able to recover 100 percent of their lost data, which represents a 21 percent decrease from 2011, when 54 percent were able to recover 100 percent of their data. The other 67 percent of respondents disclosed that they were not able to get all their data back from their most recent data loss event.
“While the use of VMware® as a common infrastructure has matured and less incidents seem to occur, companies still suffer from critical data loss,” said
When asked about how organizations attempted recovery, the largest portion of respondents, 43 percent, actually rebuilt the data. Only one in four looked to a data recovery company.
“Rebuilding data should not be a company’s first go-to option, as this method costs companies an abundance of time and resources. Experienced data recovery companies like Kroll Ontrack have processes, technologies and experience recovering complex virtualized environments, so you can get your organization back up and running to the exact point it was prior to failure,” added Pederson.
For more information about Kroll Ontrack and it virtual environment data recovery capabilities, visit: http://www.krollontrack.com/data-recovery/data-recovery-services/virtualization-recovery/
Seven hundred and twenty four IT professionals participated in this survey in
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyze and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, electronic discovery and document review. Kroll Ontrack is a subsidiary of
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