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Disaster Recovery Download: Looking Ahead to IT Continuity Trends in 2014, Continued

In last week’s Disaster Recovery Download we looked ahead to the major IT business continuity and disaster recovery trends in 2014. With all the great opinion pieces and forecasts coming from IT professionals and the media alike we couldn’t resist doing one more round up of how far we’ve come in 2013 and where we’re going in 2014. Below you’ll find a roundup of this week’s best articles in our final Disaster Recovery Download before the holidays.  Enjoy!

The Year in Downtime: The Top 10 Outages of 2013
2013 was seen by many (including us) as the year of the outage. It may be that we are just more connected and reliant on technology, and therefore more sensitive to an outage, but it also may be that there are significantly more in this day and age. In this article for Data Center Knowledge, Rich Miller looks back at the top 10 outages of 2013. While not entirely the same, Miller’s list has a significant amount of overlap with our own list.

Emerging IT Continuity Challenges

In this article for Continuity Central, Patrick Hubbard and Lawrence Garvis analyze what issues and new technologies disrupted the IT continuity landscape in 2013 and how they are likely to develop in 2014. Hubbard and Garvis point to four main factors in the changing landscape: the rise of virtualization/storage, an increased focus on application monitoring, a changing skill-set for IT pros and increasingly complex networks.

DR as a Service Market Worth $5.7 Billion by 2018

We’ve written before about the benefits of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and it seems like the industry is starting to catch on quickly. In this new research report from Markets and Markets, analysts estimate that the DRaaS market will be worth a whopping $5.7 billion by 2018. The author of this report writes that this growth is occurring as “DRaaS is expected to replace IT infrastructure burden with cost effective and reliable solutions.”

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More Stories By Josh Mazgelis

Josh Mazgelis is senior product marketing manager at Neverfail. He has been working in the storage and disaster recovery industries for close to two decades and brings a wide array of knowledge and insight to any technology conversation.

Prior to joining Neverfail, Josh worked as a product manager and senior support engineer at Computer Associates. Before working at CA, he was a senior systems engineer at technology companies such as XOsoft, Netflix, and Quantum Corporation. Josh graduated from Plymouth State University with a bachelor’s degree in applied computer science and enjoys working with virtualization and disaster recovery.

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