Transitioning from Reactive to Proactive: The Evolution of Disaster Recovery

Evolution of Disaster Recovery

For organizations of any size, unexpected downtime can be incredibly costly. That cost ranges between $8,600 and $300,000 per hour, depending on the size of the organization. Whether the interruption is caused by employee error, severe weather events like flooding, or a successful cyberattack, your organization needs to keep its systems running.

The most effective way to minimize downtime is to adopt an effective disaster recovery solution. The increase in cyberthreats, the broad use of data, and the always-on requirements of today’s business environment have combined to dramatically transform the field of disaster recovery.

During the past few decades, disaster recovery has evolved from copying every document (creating mountains of paper) to saving backups on tapes, and from recovering documents stored on floppy disks to cloud backup and recovery. What once took days or even weeks to accomplish can now take hours or mere minutes.

The modern speed of disaster recovery has been spurred on by what’s happening around us, so Acronis took an “inside-out” look at what was going on in the world and how developments in disaster recovery responded in this infographic.