Why Cloud and How to Choose a Cloud Vendor
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Overview: The demand for data storage is exploding, which is driving up costs, amplifying the risks of data loss or exposure, and complicating plans for disaster recovery. To cope with this exploding demand, organizations are turning to cloud-based storage for relief. The adoption of cloud solutions is growing,with a nearly 40 percent expansion in the use of third-party cloud storage for offsite copies expected by 2012.
Organizations are finding cloud-based data protection to be especially attractive, effectively reducing the cost of ownership associated with the entire backup infrastructure of disk, deduplication disk, tape, tape libraries, backup servers, and other components.
Cloud-based data protection also lowers the cost of downtime from an emergency such as a natural disaster. For IT departments asked to do more with less, this is a welcome solution.