Microsoft engaged IDC to conduct an independent business value study of its Azure Site Recovery and Backup. IDC conducted interviews with a variety of organizations that had adopted Microsoft Azure Site Recovery and Backup as their primary backup and disaster recovery platform. This solution has been designed to cost-effectively and reliably deploy and manage replication, failover, provisioning of backup resources, and recovery processes to ensure that business-critical applications continue running during planned and unplanned outages and disruptions in business continuity.
Based on a series of in-depth interviews, IDC found that participating organizations realized significant IT and business benefits from Azure Site Recovery and Backup through:
- Reduced planned and unplanned downtime, thereby increasing end-user productivity and lowering business risk
- Optimized overall performance, speed, and reliability of backup and data recovery (BDR) operations
- The provision of a more cost-effective structure for backup and data recovery hardware and software and staff operations
- Improved productivity of IT infrastructure, backup and data recovery, and application development teams