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By Brian Babineau and David A. Chapa

Staying Ahead of Data Protection Challenges

Executive Summary
Approximately every 18 months, ESG surveys several hundred mid-size and large enterprises in order to understand their emerging data protection challenges and the plans they have to address them. Time and again, the top two data protection issues remain “keeping pace with data growth” and “reducing backup and recovery times.” It is rather obvious that these two are related: the amount of data to be backed up continues to grow while the amount of time required to complete such operations remains fixed—there will always be only 24 hours in a day and only a portion of this time can be dedicated to backup.

For some, this research may be stating what is already well-known, but when ESG then asks where organizations are going to prioritize investments over the upcoming 12-18 months, regardless of year, “re-architecting backup environments and processes” is never among the top five responses. Connecting the two data points, most organizations consistently state they have the same data protection challenges, but rarely do they try to approach these issues any differently.

Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. To be clear, …

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