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Cloud-To-Cloud Resiliency Will Be The ‘New Normal’ For Business Continuity

Written by  Rachel Dines

This summer we saw a lot of buzz around cloud, especially in the storage world. From acquisitions to price drops, to new announcements of funding and even large enterprises like Conde Nast announcing that they are closing data centers to move to the cloud, one thing is clear: cloud infrastructure is reaching the next stage of maturity. And for those of us in the continuity and resiliency space, why should we care? Well, a recent study from Enterprise Strategy Group showed that of organizations that had already adopted cloud infrastructure, the top two use cases for that cloud infrastructure were backup and archive and disaster recovery—each at 44 percent adoption. In addition, Forrester studies over the past few years have found time and again that one of the top drivers of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is for disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity. Clearly, more organizations are getting comfortable with the idea