Technology -> Data Management
Released: 19th December 2012
Decline of tape as primary backup target, increasing opportunities in the cloud, and need for instant recovery among key trends to watch
London – December 19, 2012 – ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (www.exagrid.com), the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today released its top five predictions for the worldwide backup and recovery market in 2013.
As organisations cope with data growth and look to gain greater operational efficiency and increased value from IT investments, ExaGrid has identified the following trends as ones that will continue transforming backup and recovery in the coming year:
1) Disk continues to replace tape: The movement away from tape as a primary backup target to disk-based systems with deduplication as a primary backup target will accelerate. The market for purpose-built disk backup appliances will approach $3 billion dollars in annual revenues, according to IDC.
2) SMBs looking to the cloud for primary backups: Small businesses across all industries will continue to turn to a series of cloud providers for their end-to-end backup needs, including using the cloud as the primary backup target.
3) Mid-market to enterprise will consider cloud for DR: Mid-market to enterprise companies will begin to investigate selective use of the cloud for storing disaster recovery copies of their backup data.
4) Instant recovery will gain broader adoption: Data protection software products will continue to bring innovative features to market that allow customers to instantly leverage their disk-based backups in production in the event of failure, versus going through prolonged restore procedures.
5) Advanced capabilities bring backup window relief: IT professionals will continue to leverage features that reduce the need to move full copies of data during backups, providing continued relief to the backup window problem.
Dave Therrien, Chief Technical Officer and Founder of ExaGrid: “Organisations that are focused on implementing new backup approaches that can scale to accommodate data growth rates of 30 percent or more – while keeping total system costs low to protect IT budgets – will be best positioned for this period of rapid change. Based on the convergence of each of these important trends in 2013, organisations can no longer look at backup and recovery as a lower priority data center initiative.”
For further commentary about these predictions,visit “ExaGrid’s Eye on Deduplication” blog: http://blog.exagrid.com/.
Published by: IT Analysis Communications Ltd.
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