Not sure how much urgency a single hour of downtime merits? One survey that tallied organizations’ downtime costs suggests that it merits a lot. In some case, as much as $5 million worth.
- 98% of respondents put the cost of one hour of downtime at $100,000
- 81% put it at more than $300,000
- 33% of them really feel the pain, putting one hour of downtime costs at their firms at $1-5 million
With the meter ticking away those kinds of losses, it’s essential to minimize downtime as much as possible. That means having a plan in place and a partner who can help you execute it.
To reduce the time you invest in researching viable data recovery providers, we looked at dozens of reports, reviews, and related data to identify which ones are ready to help you in 2019.
The Top 5 Data Recovery Providers
1. Silver Peak
IT’s future is in the clouds — which is where your data recovery power must reside to achieve its fullest potential. A reliable data recovery plan, with the ability to put such a plan in action if it’s ever needed, nearly qualifies as table stakes in a cloud migration plan.
Silver Peak helps gets you to that table with a user-friendly cloud-based solution that:
- Minimizes data recovery costs compared to an in-house deployment, and maximizes data recovery time thanks to configurable dashboards
- Efficiently manages bandwidth load — and, therefore, bandwidth costs — when transferring data offsite for replication purposes
- Updates data recovery tactics through a carefully overseen iterative process
Integral to the solution is Silver Peak partner EMC. The two organizations work together to allow users to meet recovery point objectives, improve business continuity, and lower disaster recovery costs.
If there’s a company out there that does not envy Rubrik’s run the last few years, they’re not paying attention. One of the leading companies in its field — Exhibit A is this very list — Rubrik touts market growth, mergers, and prominent leadership hires along with a commendable global expansion.
That’s not achieved with smoke and mirrors. What makes it possible are Rubrik’s strong products and services.
Rubrik prides itself on simplifying backup and recovery, accelerating cloud adoption, and enabling automation at scale. At the time of this writing, the company was on the receiving end of 4.8 out of 5 stars in Gartner Peer Insights.
“Rubrik has been one of the best decisions we could have made,” one financial industry systems engineer said of Rubrik. And: “Their support staff is awesome. Fast response and quick resolution to any issue that we have ran into.”
One senior IT consultant described Veeam as “easy to install, easy to use, [and] price effective …. The product has an easy interface and effortless implementation.”
As far as praise is concerned, that might not seem all that hyperbolic. Dig a little deeper, though, and ease of use becomes an especially critical element of data recovery solutions (and serve as one of the hallmarks of our top 5 selection this year).
Here’s why: One survey found that 4 in 10 organizations lack a documented disaster recovery plan. When an enterprise has a plan, only 4 in 10 test it at least once per year.
Those are shocking results when we take into account the high cost of downtime. But they’re the results you can expect when any system’s complexity creates as many headaches as it promises to alleviate.
Which brings us back to Veeam. Its use by a majority of the Fortune 500 and 320,000 customers (Veeam’s numbers) are positive signs. But it’s vaunted simplicity is what you may want to consider.
With $250 million in venture capital behind it, Cohesity is clearly advocating well for its slice of the data recovery pie.
The company strives to eliminate data siloing by corralling secondary data (think system backups), cloud-based (public and private) storage, and hardware storage into one unified view. Since secondary data can comprise 80 percent of an organization’s total data, it’s a significant goal.
Echoing a sentiment shared about Veeam, one Cohesity reviewer wrote: “Cohesity fits perfectly into the current ‘NextGen’ age of technology we are currently enjoying. Or what I like to call it, the age of simplicity.”
Like Rubrik, Cohesity attracts its fair share of attention. Forbes placed it on its “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017” list while LinkedIn cited it on their “Startups: The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now” and CRN placed it on their “2017 Emerging Vendors in Storage” list.
5. Dell EMC
To remain competitive in this increasingly competitive field, Dell EMC not long ago rolled out a data protection hardware solution that also includes software for backup, deduplication, replication, and recovery, along with disaster recovery and long-term retention to the cloud.
The enterprise’s Image was tarnished in early 2018 when security researchers discovered zero-day vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities were such that attackers had an opening to hijack systems completely.
It still has its fans, though.
“The amount of daily administration is so minimal that our 14,000 backup jobs a month can be managed by just 1 person in minutes a day,” a reviewer — who works as a senior systems administrator — wrote. “The off-site replication is fully automated and just happens.”
CTC Technologies can deliver data recovery solutions today
Daily operational demands. Presumed financial hurdles. A lucky rabbit’s foot to stave off catastrophe.
Whatever the reason any enterprise counts itself among those unprepared for a data recovery incident, it isn’t enough. Not when the arguments against inaction can be counted into the millions.
Powered by experience and expertise, CTC Technologies is ready to work with your IT team to provide your company the most effective — and cost-efficient — data recovery solutions. Contact us today to learn more.