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5 Backup Industry Predictions for 2015


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5 Backup Industry Predictions for 2015

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5 Backup Industry Predictions for 2015

  1. 1. 5 Backup Industry Predictions for 2015
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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 adoption. Flickr: Ben Jones
  4. 4. Shortened RTOs Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) will shorten as new technologies become available to improve recovery time in any data loss situation. Flickr: Tony McCann
  5. 5. Increased Enterprise Backup Volumes Enterprise backup volumes will increase as more devices and data types are incorporated into backup sets. Flickr: Luke Wroblewski
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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. Flickr: auntneecey