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Cloud backup reaching a tipping point

Asigra Inc. has announced the results of its Backup Modernization Survey, which discovered that a majority of enterprises are considering replacing their current backup system with cloud backup. The survey, conducted and validated by an independent research firm, also revealed that enterprises plan to update their current backup systems over the next 18 months, citing the increasing volumes of data to protect and the need for faster recovery times as prime business drivers.

The survey results also revealed that the concerns that enterprises have about backup and recovery are split almost evenly across three factors: fast data recovery; secure data protection; affordability and reliability.

Other survey findings included:

  • 66 percent of respondents are considering cloud backup
  • 62 percent of respondents are considering a new approach to backup/recovery in the next 12-18 months
  • 59 percent of respondents cite increasing volumes of data to protect as a business driver to modernize backup
  • 54 percent of respondents cite faster recovery times as a reason to modernize their current backup procedures
  • 23 percent of respondents are concerned with faster recovery times for backup and recovery
  • 25 percent of respondents are concerned with secure data protection for backup and recovery
  • 25 percent of respondents are concerned with reliability for backup and recovery
  • 25 percent of respondents are concerned with affordability for backup and recovery.

TechValidate conducted the survey on behalf of Asigra to a range of enterprises across different industries.

To see a presentation of the survey results, click here.

•Date: 30th May 2012 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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