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Cloud backups fail the RTO test

Enterprise cloud storage provider Zetta has published the results of a cloud storage and data protection survey of more than 230 IT professionals. The survey covered various industries, with the top five being government, education, software and technology, financial services, and manufacturing.

The most cited benefits of the cloud were lower costs and dynamic growth, at 49 percent each. Applications most often planned for the cloud included backup (44 percent of respondents) and online archive (38 percent).

As expected, security and privacy were mentioned as a barrier to cloud storage adoption by 60 percent of the IT pros, up from the 47 percent that Zetta's 2009 survey revealed. The most cited data protection issue was recovery time, with 58 percent of the respondents claiming this problem. 65 percent of the respondents were not able to consistently achieve their own recovery time objective.

The full result of the survey are available here as a PDF.

•Date: 27th Jan 2011 • Region: US/World •Type: Article •Topic: IT continuity

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