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PUBLISHED! Cool Vendors in Business Continuity Management and IT Resilience, 2016

by Roberta J. Witty  |  May 4, 2016  |  1 Comment

BCM and IT DRM managers can improve operational resilience by using innovative backup and recovery offerings for IT services, including big data applications, as well as risk visualization automation to strengthen the crisis management process. Four new Cool Vendors provide these services.

Overview

Key Findings

  • Big data workloads pose unique data management challenges. The size of the application is often very large and may be hosted in the cloud, making data movement and the ability to make copies of the data more invasive and resource-intensive.
  • Despite the significantly increased adoption of cloud-based recovery services, one of its least understood areas is the “all-in” monthly cost that a service subscriber will actually incur.
  • A growing end-user requirement for disaster recovery as a service is support for increased workload mobility and rapid workload failover as a facilitator for bimodal IT resilience across a hybrid data-center-based infrastructure.
  • Operational risk visualization mechanisms are increasingly proving a useful way to effectively monitor physical security, employee safety, traveler duty of care and business continuity management concerns on a 24/7 basis, and facilitate response and recovery activities during times of crises.

Recommendations

  • Investigate emerging data protection players to reduce the data loss exposure that can exist with newer big data applications, as traditional backup products do not currently offer protection.
  • Select a cloud-based recovery service provider that prioritizes clearly understood cost-effectiveness, low management complexity and recovery time sustainability.
  • Consider both end-to-end IT resilience and Mode 1 production workload onboarding when selecting a cloud-based disaster recovery as a service vendor.
  • Include risk visualization as a key component of your organization’s crisis/incident management processes and integrate it into your crisis/incident management automation platform.

 

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Roberta J. Witty
Research VP
11 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

Roberta Witty is a research VP in Gartner Research, where she is part of the Compliance, Risk and Leadership group. Her primary area of focus is business continuity management and disaster recovery. Ms. Witty is the role specialty lead for… Read Full Bio


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