Disaster Recovery ReportGet your copy of "Quorum Disaster Recovery Report, Q1 2013"Download Nowwww.quorum.net/drr
About The Report
© 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.About The ReportThe report talksabout the Timeand Cost ofbouncing backfrom a d...
Key Findings
© 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Key FindingsThis infographic depicts thefour most common causesof system downt...
Four Most Common Causesof System Downtime
© 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Four Most Common Causes of System DowntimeReal World Example:In 2010, Randy Ma...
© 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Real World Example:An executive of a private healthcare center in Florida has(...
© 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Four Most Common Causes of System DowntimeReal World Example:An IT director at...
© 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Real World Example:Talent recruiting firm 24 Seven, Inc. prepared early. Along...
3 Common Typesof Solutions
© 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.3 Common Types of Solutions#3: Software Failure#2: Human Error2: Cloud Backup ...
© 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.3 Common Types of Solutions#3: Software Failure#2: Human Error2: Cloud Backup ...
© 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.3 Common Types of Solutions#3: Software Failure#2: Human Error2: Cloud Backup ...
Conclusion
© 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Conclusion● Results from the Quorum DisasterRecovery Report underscore the not...
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IT Disaster Recovery Report Quarter 1 2013 by Quorum Inc.

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business continuity.

Disaster of any kind can have a major impact on small to mid–sized business. As Quorum Inc.'s Disaster Recovery Report shows, disasters caused by hardware failures (at 55%), for example far outpace those caused by Mother Nature. Human Error (at 22%) is the second biggest contributor for disasters. Software failures and Natural Disasters are the other two major contributors. The resulting downtime from these disasters can bring small to mid-size business to the brink.

Disaster Recovery technology that enables instant recovery of data, applications and systems- along with frequency and regular system testing- is the only way to safeguard a company's revenue, customers and reputation.

In an effort to put into sharper focus the importance of disaster recovery technology as part of the an overall business continuity plan, this Disaster Recovery report presents of the frequency of various disasters. By using this report as a predictive tool, small to mid-size businesses will have a heightened awareness of the spontaneous nature of disasters.

This report also highlights the Time and Cost of bouncing back from a disaster and how Small to Mid-Sized companies should safeguard their data.

In conclusion, the report discusses that regular testing plays a key role in preparing for a disaster that can strike any time. Interestingly IT professions avoid regular testing due to complexities with the process and therefore it becomes imperative to deploy a Disaster Recovery system that enables automatic testing that will work as expected in an actual disaster.

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IT Disaster Recovery Report Quarter 1 2013 by Quorum Inc.

  1. 1. Disaster Recovery ReportGet your copy of "Quorum Disaster Recovery Report, Q1 2013"Download Nowwww.quorum.net/drr
  2. 2. About The Report
  3. 3. © 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.About The ReportThe report talksabout the Timeand Cost ofbouncing backfrom a disaster andhow Small to Mid-Sized companiesSafeguard theirdata.Further, the reportpresents findings ofthe frequency ofvariousdisasters, fromHardware failuresto the moreinfrequent - NaturalDisasters.Real-worldexamples culledfrom customerfeedback fromQuorums ITsupport centerbring home thepoint.This report isbuilt around thefact that disasterscaused byHardwareFailures are farmore in numberto those causedby Nature.
  4. 4. Key Findings
  5. 5. © 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Key FindingsThis infographic depicts thefour most common causesof system downtime:1. Hardware Failure 55%2. Human Error 22%3. Software Failure 18%4. Natural Disasters 5%This infographic depicts thefour most common causesof system downtime:
  6. 6. Four Most Common Causesof System Downtime
  7. 7. © 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Four Most Common Causes of System DowntimeReal World Example:In 2010, Randy Mateo, IT manager at California Bankers Assoc.(CBA), noticed a multiple hard drive failure on CBAs SAN. In quicksuccession, the companys Citrix XEN servers began failing. Aninvestigation determined that with the hard drive failure, the primarySAN server corrupted the companys virtual servers, and all the data onthem. It then replicated onto the secondary SAN.Thankfully, Mateo had manually backed up most of the virtual serversusing a utility on the XEN servers. The Microsoft Exchangeserver, however, was a different story. Since it wasnt backed up, theyhad to rebuild it. Resulting in CBA being down.55%Learnings:After this nightmare, CBA deployed Quorum’s hybrid cloudsolution to ensure it never ever happened again.#3: Software Failure#2: Human Error2: Human Error 3: Software Failure 4: Natural Disasters1: Hardware FailureStorage-area network (SAN) failures are among the common hardware-failure disasters many small to mid-sizedbusinesses experience. Its usual for these businesses to have a large SAN, and all storage servers virtualized ontothat SAN. Unfortunately, this means that when the SAN dies, a companys entire environment dies with it.
  8. 8. © 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Real World Example:An executive of a private healthcare center in Florida has(more than once) deleted her entire mailbox.Four Most Common Causes of System Downtime22%Learnings:Deployed Quorum’s disaster recovery system that takesincremental snapshots of the centers servers; the executivewas able to recover valuable correspondence and avoid certainpersonal disaster!#3: Software Failure#2: Human Error2: Human Error 3: Software Failure 4: Natural Disasters1: Hardware FailureNot all disasters are a cause by technical difficulties. According to thisreport, 22 % of disasters are caused by Human Error. This could includeaccidentally wiping out a file system on a server.
  9. 9. © 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Four Most Common Causes of System DowntimeReal World Example:An IT director at Sente Mortgage in Texas, recalls asoftware failure during a routine software upgrade tothe companys loan origination software. It wasnecessary to revert to a previous version. In doingthis, he discovered that the systems backed-up SQLdata was corrupt and unusable. Ultimately, this was allattributed to an underlying file structure problem, butthe result was at least four hours of system downtime.18%Learnings:Invested in Quorum’s hybrid cloud disaster recovery system.#3: Software Failure#2: Human Error2: Human Error 3: Software Failure 4: Natural Disasters1: Hardware Failure● Software Failure ranks third in overall disasters at 18 %.● The issue lies in the lack of attention to testing patches before they are sentout, resulting in corruption of applications that can bring down entire systems.
  10. 10. © 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Real World Example:Talent recruiting firm 24 Seven, Inc. prepared early. Along withdeploying a solid disaster recovery system, IT professionals at thecompany also tested the system regularly to ensure it wouldperform in a real disaster. So when Super storm Sandy hit onOctober 29, 2012, the company was ready.Even though its New York headquarters office was forced to closeduring the storm, operations critical to the health of the companywent along uninterrupted, thanks to foresight and due diligence.Four Most Common Causes of System DowntimeLearnings:Better prepared than sorry!5%#3: Software Failure#2: Human Error2: Human Error 3: Software Failure 4: Natural Disasters1: Hardware Failure● Natural Disasters ( tornadoes/earthquakes etc.) comprise a mere 5 %.● 70 % of small firms that experience a major data loss due to natural disastersgo out of business within a year.
  11. 11. 3 Common Typesof Solutions
  12. 12. © 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.3 Common Types of Solutions#3: Software Failure#2: Human Error2: Cloud Backup 3: Quorum’s Hybrid Cloud1: Tape and Disk Backup● But their foothold as the preferred method is weakeningas their drawbacks become ever clearer;specifically, their expense and complexity, and theirinability to recover systems and applications in realtime.● Given the prohibitive cost of downtime for small to mid-sized businesses, hours- or days-long lags in restorationare devastating.● Further, regular testing is also particularly difficult andtime-consuming with these solutions, and manyproducts do not even offer testing as a functionality.
  13. 13. © 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.3 Common Types of Solutions#3: Software Failure#2: Human Error2: Cloud Backup 3: Quorum’s Hybrid Cloud1: Tape and Disk Backup● Cloud backup has more recently emerged as analternative to tape and disk backup, leveragingvirtualization and the cloud to make data backup moreconvenient.● Still, for small to mid-sized businesses, cloud backupalone can sometimes make recovery times worsebecause of the limited Internet bandwidth available tothem. And if a large amount of data must berecovered, it still involves shipping physical media, whichdefeats the main purpose of the move from offsite tapeto cloud.
  14. 14. © 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.3 Common Types of Solutions#3: Software Failure#2: Human Error2: Cloud Backup 3: Quorum’s Hybrid Cloud1: Tape and Disk Backup● Hybrid cloud solutions present a reliable alternative toboth tape and disk backup and cloud backup alone, asthey deliver the advantages of virtualized data centerreplication without the high cost and complexity.● These solutions function by maintaining up-to-date, ready-to-run virtual machine clones of acompanys critical systems that can run locally or in thecloud. And because they transparently take over forfailed servers within minutes, recovery is instant andbusiness-as-usual resumes without impact.● In addition, testing in environments that have deployeda hybrid cloud solution is made easy with automaticand on-demand capabilities.
  15. 15. Conclusion
  16. 16. © 2013 QuorumLabs, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Conclusion● Results from the Quorum DisasterRecovery Report underscore the notionthat a "disaster" has many definitions, andcan occur at any time.● Therefore, preparation is key. So, too, isthe solution choice, as disaster recovery isonly valuable if it helps small to mid-sizedbusinesses avoid any length of downtime.● Therefore, it is imperative to deploy asystem that enables automatic testing toshore up confidence that the solution willwork as expected in an actual disaster.
  17. 17. Disaster Recovery ReportDownload the DR Report
  18. 18. Thank YouStay connected

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