The failure by many large enterprises to monitor the backup and recovery of their virtualised data is costing tens of thousands of pounds in failed data recoveries.
According to research from Veeam only 2% of large enterprises it quizzed were testing for recoverability each year and 63% of companies revealed that the current cost of trying to cope with server failures was $400,000 every year.
With hardly any firm testing virtual backups it was a shock when the process took place with firms reporting back around 60 days of bad backups and a wait for 13 hours to perform the process.
Part of the problem comes from the split between those buying storage and the staff responsible for software and virtualisation presenting resellers with an opportunity to use the research findings to underline the need for a coordinated strategy.
"In larger companies virtualisation and storage has been managed by different groups, " said Veeam president and CEO Ratmir Timashev (pictured), "they don't understand virtualisation that well and are not aware of all of the opportunities."
The vendor is taking the research out to resellers hoping that providing them with the ammunition they will be able to break down user ignorance around the problem.