We talk quite a bit on this blog about the importance of data protection and recovery. And…often when companies make an investment in a business continuity solution, they feel satisfied that they are covering all of the bases. However, according to Gartner in an article by Rebecca Levesque on Disaster-Resource.com, “more than 50% of all DR (disaster recovery) tests fail and 95% of all companies never complete DR testing.” This is a disturbing number. Testing your solution is essential, but this often gets put on the back burner for the IT department due to their limited resources.
IT professionals often have their plates full developing and maintaining business applications among other responsibilities. That is why more organizations are turning to professional services firms that are experts in managing business continuity solutions to protect those mission-critical business applications.
With a Managed Services offering, organizations get 24/7 monitoring and problem resolution, audits and scheduled switch tests to ensure the stability and confidence of their data protection environment. Managed Services take the guesswork out of running a data protection system and are often a much more affordable option for companies looking for an immediate return on their business continuity investment.