When disaster strikes, it is not just data that needs restoring, but the full working environment, which means disaster recovery. No doubt the increasing use of virtualisation and the transition towards Cloud computing is changing the way backup and disaster recovery are being carried out. With the growing reliance on Cloud, many organisations are opting for a hybrid Cloud model, whereby Cloud storage and Cloud backup are paired with an on-premise backup appliance. It is an ideal way to expedite data recovery and meet demanding SLAs. This exclusive roundtable highlighted the latest partner opportunities, discuss customer pain points and market trends (including the emergence of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and the growing adoption of Cloud backup), and examine the latest state of play. The roundtable was sponsored by Bulletproof, Storagecraft and Veritas. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee.