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2nd Watch launches cloud-based disaster recovery service

Wednesday, May 27th 2020

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Krista Macomber, senior analyst at Evaluator Group, said interest in DRaaS is growing due to increased cyberthreats. Ransomware can render a business inoperable just the same as any natural disaster, and DR lets organizations stay up and running in either case. However, the increased work-from-home workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic opened up new vectors for attacks, driving renewed demand for DR.

Citing an Evaluator Group study published in April 2020 titled Enterprise IT Responds to COVID-19, Macomber said many organizations are investing in IT initiatives that are related to supporting a remote workforce. The areas organizations are focusing on are security, data protection/DR and public cloud.

“This is where the COVID-19 situation is accelerating things,” Macomber said. “There’s some urgency now.”

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