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Survey Reveals US & UK Businesses Continue to Face Significant Backup and Disaster Recovery Challenges More Than 90 Percent Cite Backup Recovery Time, Reliability and Cost as Causes for Concern


SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A survey of United States and United Kingdom IT administrators revealed that their most significant backup challenges are reducing recovery time, the ability to recover data to any point in time, and reducing the cost of their backup and recovery solutions. Further, IT administrators, many of whom distrust their current solutions, cite a need for improved recovery reliability. These challenges significantly affect end user productivity as well as a company's bottom line.

Key Findings: The survey, conducted by Double-Take(R) Software (NASDAQ: DBTK), revealed that IT administrators face major backup and recovery challenges on a daily basis, including: -- Reducing the time it takes to recover (94%) -- Recovering to any point in time (94%) -- Reducing the cost of backup solutions (95%) -- Performing recovery testing (93%) -- Improving the reliability of their backup solutions (90%) -- Reducing the risk of data loss (91%) In addition, the survey found that nearly 50 percent of IT administrators still rely on tape backup, which has been shown to provide significantly less recoverability than disk-to-disk or other data protection methods.

Analysis: IT administrators aim to provide top-notch support to their businesses and want peace of mind in knowing they have reliable protection. These survey results reveal that they find great value in recovery solutions that reliably protect their companies' data and systems, simplify the recovery process, and offer robust functionality. How a company chooses to protect its data is a key decision, especially since the cost of recovering critical systems and information is not typically an expense covered in IT budgets.

"Today, a company's IT infrastructure is truly its backbone. Even minimal downtime or data loss can result in devastating effects," says Dean Goodermote, CEO of Double-Take Software. "IT administrators realize the value that disk-based recovery solutions offer. These solutions are capable of protecting data more frequently than once per day; they are also able to recover faster and with greater flexibility to physical or virtual environments. These types of solutions reflect the changing composition of the data center and are absolutely essential for businesses." Additional Information & Data: To see more information from this survey, go to

About Double-Take(R) Software Headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, Double-Take(R) Software (Nasdaq: DBTK) is a leading provider of affordable Workload Optimization products that are simple to use and enable IT managers to easily move, protect, recover and more flexibly run critical IT workloads in physical and virtual environments, regardless of platform or location. With its unparalleled partner programs, technical support, and professional services, Double-Take Software is the solution of choice for more than 20,000 customers worldwide, from SMEs to the Fortune 500. Double-Take Software was named a winner of the Best of Tech-Ed 2009 awards program in the System Management and Operations category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine for its Double-Take(R) Move product. Information about Double-Take Software's products and services can be found at

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