Backup is among the oldest, most performed tasks in IT. The industry continues to undergo significant change as organizations embrace new technologies and techniques and show a propensity to augment or switch legacy vendors and backup techniques.
- Through 2015, disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backup will remain the predominant strategy for large enterprises.
- By the end of 2016, 40% of large enterprises, up from20% at year-end 2012, will have eliminated tape for operational recovery.
- Between 2012 and 2016, one-third of organizations will change backup vendors due to frustration over cost, complexity and/or capability.
- By 2016, at least 20% of large enterprises will abandon backup/recovery solutions using a traditional methodology and adopt those that employ only snapshot and replication techniques, up from less than 7% today.