Businesses prepare for the cloud

Businesses prepare for the cloud

June 7

A recent survey conducted by TechValidate found that the majority of businesses are seriously considering moving from their current data backup software to cloud-based solutions. The Backup Modernization Survey polled companies on their plans for cloud backup, thoughts on their data recovery plans, and concerns with current systems. About 66 percent of respondents revealed that they are considering the cloud, and 62 percent plan to take a new approach to their backup and recovery needs in the next 12 to 18 months.

“The survey results validate something that we have seen in the market over the past few years,” said Eran Farajun, executive vice president of a leading cloud backup solution provider. “Enterprises, across all industries, are recognizing the value of cloud backup and recovery. As companies have to manage and protect increasingly large amounts of data, the need to recover data quickly after any data loss event is a major motivator to switch to the cloud. Utilizing the cloud for backup and recovery helps enterprises align their backup and recovery needs with their business objectives.”

Many of the survey respondents cited the same concerns that led them to consider the cloud for their disaster recovery needs, from affordability to faster recovery times. Almost 60 percent of respondents agreed that the No. 1 reason to upgrade was data volume, followed by faster recovery times at 54 percent.

Before any business invests in new server backup solutions, it is important to evaluate operational needs and ensure that any service deployed fully meets those needs, or risk wasting money by needing to upgrade again shortly after. A reliable data backup and recovery service is not difficult to find – and shouldn’t cause a headache – if the company properly assesses the needed information before hand.