Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has recognized Bluelock in the latest Critical Capabilities for Disaster Recovery as a Service, a research report focused on the key areas essential to the selection of DRaaS providers.

According to the report, “DRaaS became mainstream in 2015, with many providers experiencing double-digit revenue growth. DRaaS production instances have climbed from approximately 30,000 in 2015 to more than 50,000 thus far in 2016.” Additionally, “By 2018, 20 percent of enterprises with a minimum of 5,000 employees will be failing over the operation of one or more production applications to DRaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or cloud-enabled managed hosting.[1]

What Did the Report Say About Bluelock?

The Gartner Critical Capabilities for Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service report reviewed 20 vendors, including Bluelock, against seven weighted critical capabilities. The research report focuses on the key areas essential to the selection of DRaaS providers and services for four use cases.

Bluelock is honored to be recognized with scores above 4.0 (out of 5) in each Use Case: Mission-Critical Workload Recovery (4.23 out of 5), Extended Recovery Operations and Managed Service Failover (4.22 out of 5), Managed Service Failover (4.20 out of 5) and Production and Application Data Recovery (4.08 out of 5).

Conclusion: Planning for the Future

DRaaS is on the rise in the technology landscape as an efficient method of data protection and IT systems availability. Gartner offered this strategic planning assumption: “By 2018, the number of organizations using disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) will exceed the number of organizations using traditional, syndicated recovery services.[1]”

Bluelock offers assisted and fully-managed models of DRaaS. Clients may select the experience that meets their business needs. Click here to access the full report and learn more.

Bluelock was also recently positioned by Gartner in the “Leaders” quadrant of the 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.”

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[1] Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Disaster Recovery as a Service” by Ron Blair, John P Morency, Mark Thomas Jaggers, 10 October 2016.