Almost two thirds (66%) of businesses are considering using the cloud to backup data, according to new industry research.
A survey, conducted by the research firm TechValidate, also revealed that 62% of firms are looking to introduce a new approach to their backup and disaster recovery within the next 12-18 months.
The majority of respondents (59%) claimed there was a need to modernise backup facilities due to increasing data volumes, with 54% saying they also needed to speed up recovery times in the event of a disaster.
A quarter of the respondents did, however, claim that they were still concerned with security in the cloud.
Neil MacDonald, vice president at Gartner Research, recently claimed the analyst firm also found that security in the cloud was a primary concern when firms were considered cloud adoption.
However, in a blog on the company website he defended security in the cloud, saying: "In multiple Gartner surveys, security is cited as the number one inhibitor to the adoption of cloud-based computing. Many IT professionals have a preconceived notion that cloud computing will be less secure than what they can deliver themselves on premises. This is a mistake. "An absolute statement that cloud computing will be less secure is as wrong as an absolute statement that cloud computing will be more secure. Both can and will be true."
Cloud backup is quickly becoming a very appealing data protection option for many IT organisations. As data growth continues unabated and companies need to protect data in remote office, laptop and virtualised environments, traditional backup/restore is commonly incapable of completing backup jobs within the scheduled time. Recoveries on the other hand are usually a multi-layered exercise in frustration.
Asigra's cloud backup solution is an end-to-end solution that is purpose-built to leverage virtualised environments, has built-in mobility support with scale, meets security standards and aligns the value of data with the costs of protecting it.
Asigra started developing cloud backup technology in 1986 by creating a platform that could deliver backup and recovery services over the telephone lines. Today - over 20 years later, with telephone lines being replaced by the internet - it remains the most efficient and secure cloud backup solution of its kind.
Over 550,000 sites are currently protected using Asigra technology in both private and public cloud environments.
You do not have to choose whether to exclusively manage the corporate backups by maintaining your own infrastructure or completely outsource them by leveraging SaaS. You can adopt a Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Strategy as Asigra Cloud Backup allows alternating and seamless migration between the two without reinstalling the Data Collector Client software at each protected site. Also, you can easily migrate your backup data from your internal data center to an MSP's facility or vice-versa using the Asigra migration tool. As your backup strategy evolves, whether you elect to retain the custody of your data or outsource custody to a trusted MSP, Asigra ensures that you always maintain control over your backup data - like money in the bank.
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