IT is growing at a rapid pace with emerging
business demands requiring new platforms and a
general trend towards centralization. More
importantly, changes in IT are directly impacting
backup technologies, processes and costs. With
the backup industry constantly evolving, discover
what the top predictions will be for 2015.
Increased Cloud Backup Adoption
Cloud-to-Cloud backup will increase in adoption as
organizations transition to SaaS-based applications.
According to Gartner, perceived lower Total Cost of
Ownership (TCO), faster and easier deployment, and
reduced capital expense are the key drivers for SaaS
Flickr: Ben Jones
Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) will shorten as new
technologies become available to improve recovery
time in any data loss situation.
Flickr: Tony McCann
Increased Enterprise Backup Volumes
Enterprise backup volumes will increase as more devices and
data types are incorporated into backup sets.
Flickr: Luke Wroblewski
Increased Backup Technology Consolidation
One of the most challenging aspects facing IT professionals is the pain
resulting from higher complexity and cost. Understanding the challenges
in data protection and how to ensure efforts are focused on revenue
generating projects will be on the rise. Increased backup technology
consolidation will be more important than ever as solutions are called on
to do more with less complexity and cost.
Flickr: Brian Pemberton
Fair Pricing Paradigms
In most instances, backup pricing is based on the
amount of data that needs to be protected, and is either
tied to the number of machines or volume of data. With
backup volumes driving price beyond the available
budgets, this current model is unsustainable. In 2015,
pricing paradigms will evolve to become more fair with
focus placed on value.