Several backup providers such as Gladinet, Basho and Softlayer have already launched cloud storage platforms.
Analyst Justin Lee writes in THEWHIR about a recent survey conducted by Symform, which reveals that nearly 40% out of almost 600 respondents from various industries currently use a cloud-based solution for either primary or secondary backup.
Further opportunity is seen when most of these companies are expecting a 10-40% growth in their data volumes, hence the need for a cloud-based backup service to leverage the agility and ease of management.
The scope of the survey included:
- Current data volumes
- Data growth expected
- Current data backup practices
- Challenges surrounding data backup
Visit THEWHIR to read the full article and see why the firm has concluded that more companies are turning to the cloud for storage and backup. Also, read about the various challenges on data backup considering that some companies are still using traditional services.
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