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Datacenter Downtime: How Much Does It Really Cost?

Aberdeen Group

The focus of this paper is to quantify the cost of IT-induced business downtime. It can often be difficult to justify large investments in solutions designed to protect data and datacenter uptime, as the money spent has no direct tie to the generation of revenue. Furthermore, when such solutions are implemented correctly, the end result is that nothing happens. Aberdeen's research looked at lost revenue as a key measure to determine impact of downtime, and discovered that even above-average organizations were absorbing staggering costs each year.

Tags : aberdeen, datacenter uptime, roi, disaster recovery, best-in-class, industry average, laggard, sla, service level agreement, business continuity, business interruptions, cost of downtime, data protection, backup and recovery, return on investment
Published:  Jun 02, 2011
Length:  4
Type:  White Paper