Hot topics in Disaster Recovery explored with Compare the Cloud

Ian Daly, Director at Plan B Disaster Recovery, was invited by Compare the Cloud to share his views on disaster recovery at IP Expo. Amongst the topics covered, Ian looks a the public cloud and how Azure can be used as an effective disaster recovery tool, although he warns against assuming that the public cloud doesn’t require the protection a disaster recovery solution. 80% of cloud users aren’t backing up their cloud which creates a huge risk of data loss. Instances such as SSP’s prolonged downtime means that buying SaaS and cloud services can open up big risk to organisations,  if the correct security processed aren’t followed and ‘shadow IT’ starts to occur with non-IT functions procuring cloud services. GDRP poses a big challenge to IT buyers’ processes and Ian explores the biggest cause of IT downtime.