Uncertainty, sparked by the recession, puts Disaster Recovery and Virtualisation plans on the centre stage

SecurStore, the online, automated and managed data backup and recovery specialists, today warned that companies need to ensure a reliable IT disaster recovery plan is in place when times are tough.

Given the UK economy today, customer service is going to be the all important differentiator throughout 2009. The list of what can go wrong in the working environment is extensive, ensuring that services can still be provided to clients in the event of power failures, natural disasters or sabotage is paramount.

Many companies are living dangerously, operating without a reliable backup and recovery plan is a major risk. Companies that are using 30-year old tape backup technologies are just as insecure warns SecurStore, as tapes notoriously suffer from reliability issues.

In tough times, getting value from what you already have makes sense, Virtualisation technology is now more widely available and provides a cost-effective and immediate disaster recovery plan when bundled with SecurStore’s online backup and recovery solution. Using Virtualisation, companies need fewer servers leading to a reduction in hardware maintenance and reduced IT employee working time. It also simplifies IT management, minimises space and saves power, all leading to reduced costs.

“Gartner recently published a report that ranked Virtualisation as third in a list of 10 technologies that CIOs will focus on to realise value from existing assets,” said Alexander Eiriksson, COO of SecurStore. “SecurStore delivers a simple, cost effective agent-less, online backup and recovery solution that enables organisations to maximise their virtualisation strategy while achieving superior data protection and recovery management without performance degradation.”