In today’s always-on economy, database downtime can inflict a mortal wound on the life of a business. That’s why having a trusted backup solution that can ensure that databases can be back up and running quickly in the event of an outage is critical.
Today, close to one-fourth of organizations have SLAs of four nines of availability or greater, meaning they require less than 52 minutes of downtime per year, according to a recent Unisphere Research survey.
Along with SLAs, recovery time objectives are another key indicator of the greater need for businesses to stay up and running with applications and data flow. According to the survey, about 40% of organizations have a recovery time objective of less than 2 hours meaning they must have everything restored and back up and running within 2 hours of a disaster. Over one-fifth of respondents to the same study said their organizations’ RTOs are less than 1 hour.
With long downtimes simply unacceptable, organizations seek solutions with capabilities such as the ability to manage backups seamlessly, manage and monitor backups, ensure data integrity, scale efficiently restore quickly to any point in time, and provide security features to stay in compliance with local geographic and industry mandates.
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