In early 2020, the coronavirus pandemic rapidly disrupted every sector of the business world in broad and complex ways. The sudden shift to remote work and decentralized collaboration disrupted employees’ access to critical networks, systems and applications, threatening productivity and impacting companies’ abilities to connect with and serve their customers. This disaster was a lot different than what most companies plan for — technology failures, natural disasters, ransomware, etc. Nevertheless, the pandemic undoubtedly brought the importance of Disaster Recovery (DR) and High-Availability (HA) directly into the spotlight as never before, making 2020 a turning point
for DR and HA planning. The ability to maintain continuous digital operations is increasingly a critical competitive differentiator for businesses in every segment — not just enabling a business to survive, but enabling a business to thrive by guaranteeing uptime, maximizing performance and earning priceless customer loyalty by delivering consistent, reliable service.
This report will look at six emerging insights that shed light on this new paradigm of business continuity. We’ll look at what’s changed — from market expectations, to what businesses are protecting, to the most common business continuity risks. And we’ll look at how new cloud-powered technologies and as-a-Service solutions are making higher standards in DR and HA accessible, practical and achievable for more businesses.