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Data backup – how good is ‘good’?

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 29-Jan-2016 17:21:51

Topics: Cloud backup, Predatar, SoftLayer cloud back up, cloud backup service, data backup

Latest analysis from Gartner warns that businesses are spending at least 20 per cent more than they need to on unnecessary data backup and storage. That’s a scary $10 billion wasted every year.

In Gartner’s view this is down to a number of issues, including a common failure for corporate backup policies to keep pace with a fast-changing data environment. Another is that many businesses misunderstand the purpose of backup. “Often, the problem is that companies mistake backup technology for data archiving,” says research vice-president, Dave Russell. “Backup is largely for operational recovery, not for long-term retention.”

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