The Value of Cloud in Lowering Downtime Cost

For the Fortune 1000, the average total cost of unplanned application downtime per year is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion. The average cost of a critical application failure per hour is $500,000 to $1 million. Using cloud services for disaster recovery (DR) should be part of an organization's strategy for avoiding the huge cost of downtime.

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