ESG Research Report: Data Protection Cloud Strategies
ESG Research Report
ESG surveyed 370 North American IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in order to explore their perspectives on and preferences for the various uses of cloud-based services as part of data protection strategies. All respondents were IT professionals familiar with and/or responsible for data protection technology decisions for their organization, specifically around those data protection and production technologies that may leverage cloud services as part of the solution.
Report Info
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives
  • Research Findings
    • Usage Trends for Cloud-based Data Protection Services
    • Who Is Driving Data Protection Cloud Adoption and Usage?
    • Backup-as-a-service (BaaS) Usage and Considerations
    • For Most Organizations, Cloud Is Not a ‘Tape Killer’
    • BaaS Considerations for Large Data Restores
    • Storage-as-a-service/Data Protection Usage and Considerations
    • Making the Choice Between BaaS and STaaS/DP
      • An Important Note to Vendors Selling Offerings on Both Sides of the Decision
    • Protecting Servers Hosted within Infrastructure-as-a-service Offerings
    • Protecting Data within a SaaS Offering
  • Conclusion
    • Research Implications for Data Protection Vendors and Providers
    • Research Implications for IT and Data Protection Professionals
  • Research Methodology
  • Respondent Demographics
    • Respondents by Current Responsibility
    • Respondent Organizations by Total Number of Employees
    • Respondent Organizations by Industry
    • Respondent Organizations by Annual Revenue
    • Respondent Organizations’ Production Server Infrastructure
    • Respondent Organizations’ Total Amount of Disk-based Storage Capacity