Menu
Poor data replication 'costing hundreds of thousands'

Poor data replication 'costing hundreds of thousands'

But cost of hardware is dissuading organisations from increased server replication

Each major outage of business-critical data can cost over a million pounds, it is estimated, with data replication failures playing a major part.

Market research firm Vanson Bourne surveyed 500 CIOs from organisations across the US, the UK, Germany and France that employ more than 1,000 people. The outage costs are based on an average server recovery time of four hours, when companies have not replicated their data to cope with such outages.

Server replication, unlike general backup, is a process of copying data to hardware that can be brought quickly online in the event of an outage. The survey found that enterprises using server replication only replicate around 26 percent of business critical servers.

Enterprises actually using server replication estimated that in the event of outages, their cost savings are over $417,000 per hour from their replicated server. However, the remaining 74 percent of their unreplicated server estate would actually cost them over $436,000 per hour in an outage, they said.

The top three barriers preventing increased server replication included cost of hardware (60 percent of respondents), cost of replication software (52 percent) and complexity (42 percent).

"At a time when virtualisation is helping drive greater efficiency in server costs, many would assume that some of these barriers to server replication would fall. But this is simply not the case," said Ratmir Timashev, CEO of data security and management firm Veeam Software, which sponsored the survey.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags servershardware systemsVanson BourneIT Business

Featured

Slideshows

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments