According to a recent survey of over 2,000 SMBs, the average cost per hour of a data center outage is $12,500 for a SMB organization, and up to $60,000 per hour for a mid-sized enterprise. The report also indicates that less than 20% of SMBs back up all of their data, with 88% of businesses having lost critical data within the last two years. This of course doesn’t include businesses that are scheduling backups but have never tried to restore data.
Even in these instances, many organizations are unsure if these backups are valid until they receive an audit or need to restore data outside of their internal backup policy.
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