Research Report: Backup and Archiving Convergence Trends
ESG Research Report
ESG surveyed 353 North American IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations to find out about their organizations’ current usage of technologies and processes for storing at least some of their information on a long-term basis (i.e., at least three years). All respondents were personally familiar with the processes and technologies their organizations used to store/retain electronic information—such as documents, database records, e-mail messages, etc.—for long-term retention and reference, and all respondents had purchasing influence for these products and services.
Report Info
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Report Conclusions
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives
  • Research Findings
    • Data Archiving Trends
      • Move versus Copy
      • Data Archiving – Drivers
      • Data Archiving – Methodologies
      • Data Archiving – Considerations
    • Media Choices and Performance Expectations for Archival Storage
      • Tape Usage and Expectations
  • Conclusion
  • Research Methodology
  • Respondent Demographics
    • Respondents by Familiarity with Electronic Information Retention Processes and Technologies
    • Respondents by Purchasing Responsibility for Long-term Retention Storage Products/Services
    • Respondents by Primary Area of Technology Responsibility
    • Respondents by Number of Employees
    • Respondents by Industry
    • Respondents by Annual Revenue
    • Respondents by Amount of Storage Capacity Deployed for Production Data
    • Respondents by Annual Data Growth Rate of Storage Capacity for Production Data