March 22, 2011 – Even as security doubts persist, a majority of organizations are opting with the cloud and virtual machines for disaster recovery and data backup, according to a vendor-backed survey of 1,473 SMB and large enterprise IT professionals.

Although only 44 percent of respondents said they consider the cloud to be a viable disaster recovery option, 72 percent are running mission-critical applications on virtual machines, according to findings from Neverfail, a Texas-based data protection software provider.

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