Seventy-nine precent of enterprises recognise customer expectation as the biggest driving force for increased spending on disaster recovery, making it the No. 1 factor in Asia-Pacific. Other major factors driving disaster recovery spend include digital initiatives (68%), increased mobile usage (67%), stricter regulatory requirements (67%) and increased cyber-attacks (66%).
Ovum believes that the disaster recovery market will move to a new growth phase and a new generation of software-defined and cloud-ready solutions. This move is seeing business and IT leaders making disaster recovery an essential element of infrastructure strategy discussions.
"In a digital, mobile and cloud first economy, disaster recovery is becoming a top data centre investment priority for enterprises across Asia-Pacific," said Adrian Ho, principal analyst at Ovum Asia-Pacific. "Customer expectation is recognised as the biggest driving force; these are the customers who are also very unforgiving if enterprises are caught short on disaster recovery capabilities in an event of outage of any nature."
19% of enterprises in Asia-Pacific have already deployed a cloud solution when outsourcing their disaster recovery. A further 17% will implement Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) over the next 12 months, and 29% are considering DRaaS with no firm plans. This suggests that a majority of enterprises in Asia-Pacific will adopt DRaaS over the next 12 to 36 months.
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