Not Really… if you accept the results of a recent survey.
We just finished compiling the results of a disaster recovery best practices survey of more than 300 IT pros (read about the most notable findings). Besides discovering that most firms are not following disaster recovery best practices, one particular finding stood out like a bolt of lightning: 55% of those IT pros surveyed said that they would adopt the cloud for disaster recovery if they could address security and networking requirements.
That bodes well for the cloud providers as they continue to deliver more robust security and network functionality. Many will say that they are already on par or better than most firms when it comes to security.
Other findings included infrequent testing of DR environments by most firms and the causes, which include insufficient internal resources and complex processes. You can read about the survey at DR is Broken but Don’t Blame IT.
Read more about this the cloud and IT at: Will the Cloud Destroy IT Careers?