Disk Backup and EMC: Addressing Today's Business Problems
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Overview: There's no question about it: The face of data protection has forever changed-and that new face is disk. Today, more and more organizations prefer disk as the nightly backup target. For an increasing number of these organizations, it is the only solution. Corporate and regulatory requirements, eDiscovery/litigation events and voluminous data pools all demand quick, easy recovery-and you get this only from backing up to disk.
In fact, in a recent ESG Research survey, 21% of respondents said they backed up to disk exclusively (i.e., they used no tape at all in their environments) and 51% said they used a combination of disk and tape for backup. This means that 72% of the users who participated in our research are using disk-based backup-strongly validating its value. This statistic should come as little surprise to most IT professionals, given the business and economic climate we live in and the demanding SLAs IT departments are continuously dealt.
While improving backup performance is still a key consideration in an organization's decision to implement disk backup today, users tell us that improving recovery performance and reliability is just as important. For a large percentage of organizations, being able to recover data quickly isn't just a "nice-to-do;" it's a "have-to-do" with dire consequences.