Powering Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Moving disaster recovery (DR) to the cloud can deliver efficiency, scale and agility. Today’s global economy demands disaster recovery across cloud providers – in one cloud, in multiple cloud regions or across public clouds. 

If you’re using multiple backup systems, how will you recover within your SLA? Learn how to power disaster recovery in the cloud.


have at least ONE application in the cloud.1


adoption has grown steadily in recent years; currently, 40% of enterprises have adopted it, with another 24% planning to do so.2


Estimated downtime cost per year to US businesses in 2016.3


One major driver for customer adoption of DRaaS is cost reduction or cost avoidance.4


Manage disaster recovery to and from public cloud, private cloud, multiple clouds or multiple regions. 
  • Recover data and apps across platforms –  recover on-premises data from the cloud, recover from cloud to cloud, or recover from cloud to on-premises.
  • Efficiently replicate data, saving time and bandwidth, especially with cloud-to-cloud DR.
  • Manage it all from a single platform to consistently apply the right policies, backup locations and restore points for different levels of data stored in multiple sources.
What do you think?




Sorry, this statement is not true, it is FALSE!

Well, you can streamline cloud data management only if you’re using a data platform that supports hybrid IT. Streamlined data backup includes automation, orchestration, and policy management.
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You're right, this statement is FALSE!

You’re right! 68% of surveyed IT executives say the volume of data to move to the cloud is a big challenge.5
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— 163ZB








— 16.1ZB

By 2025 the global datasphere will grow to 163ZB (that is a trillion gigabytes). That's ten times the 16.1ZB of data generated in 2016.6


AND IT’S ONLY GROWING. You have more data to manage than ever before. Recovery of data is critical. Automation, orchestration and a clear view of managed data help an enterprise recover from an emergency. Even a short outage can interrupt the business.


of customers are very/somewhat confident in the “security of information assets in the cloud”7



You're right, cloud adoption is NOT being slowed down by security concerns!

IT is rapidly investing in the cloud. U.S.-based organizations are budgeting $1.77M for cloud spending in 2017.9

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Sorry, but research shows that cloud DR adoption is NOT being slowed down by security concerns.

The cloud is quickly becoming a top storage choice. By 2020, 92% of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers; 8% will be processed by traditional data centers.8

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Security of data in the cloud needs to go beyond firewalls and encryption – any of the standard risk mitigation practices.  Smart, policy-based approaches are essential to a secure and comprehensive data management strategy.


When selecting a cloud-enabled solution for your workloads, ensure that granular policy control is offered in addition to encryption.  Apply consistent management policies across the hybrid environment as new data enters the environment – such as SaaS apps creating data in disparate clouds, or new apps entering the business.   Automatically extend existing policies to cloud data, ensuring required security and governance is consistent with on-premises data storage


Commvault software enables policy-based automation, while integrated role-based access ensures secure management. Its built-in alerting and reporting provides operational oversight across data management operations.

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1 2016 IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, IDG, November 1, 2016  2 The Forrester Wave: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q2 2017, Cloud-Based Recovery Providers Focus more on virtual infrastructure than heterogeneous enterprise deployments, Naveen Chhabra, April 20, 2017  www.dataresolution.com   4 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, Ron Blair and Mark Thomas Jaggers, June 19 2017  2017 Executive Cloud Survey, CITO Research and Commvault, August 2017  IDC White Paper, sponsored by Seagate, Data Age 2025, April 2017  7 IDG Enterprise  8 Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015-2020, Cisco, 2016  9 www.forbes.com