Asigra Reveals Cloud Backup Trend

Asigra, a leading cloud software vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration, has recently announced the findings of its Backup Modernization Survey. Conducted and validated by an independent, third party research firm, TechValidate, the survey revealed that a significant number of enterprises are considering cloud backup as a replacement to current backup systems.

The survey canvassed a range of enterprises across different industries and revealed the following about the respondents: 66% are considering cloud backup, 62% are considering a new approach to backup/recovery within the next 12 to 18 months, 54% cite faster recovery times as a reason to modernize their current backup procedures, 59% cite increasing volumes of data to protect as a business driver to modernize backup, 25% are concerned with secure data protection for backup and recovery, and 25% are concerned with affordability for backup and recovery. The survey indicated that concerns enterprises have about backup and recovery are split between three factors, namely, fast data recovery, secure data protection, and affordability and reliability.

“The survey results validate something that we have seen in the market over the past few years,” said Eran Farajun, EVP at Asigra. “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.”

With more than 26 years’ experience in the backup/recovery field, Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider ecosystems in the world. Recognized by both Gartner and Forrester as a leading cloud storage provider, Asigra Cloud Backup™ was recently named Product of the Year by Storage Magazine as well as Best Channel Partner for 2012 by Business Solutions Magazine.

“It’s important for enterprises, and all companies looking for backup and recovery, to make sure they make the right choice when selecting a backup solution. Companies need to do an internal assessment and determine what their recovery time objectives are for their data – what data needs to be restored immediately and what data can be restored later without causing too much disruption. They also need to determine what the cost is for recovering both young and old data. It’s a useful exercise that will benefit companies in the long run, especially when they engage with a cloud backup services provider to determine service level agreements that support business continuity,” said Farajun.