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Cloud Backup Leader Identifies Five Emerging Areas in Cloud Backup with Highest Growth Potential
TORONTO – December 14, 2011 –/BackupReview.info/– Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, Recovery and Restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, today announced five emerging market and technology trends in cloud backup, based on end customer and service provider adoption rates and feedback worldwide. Among the top five trends identified for 2012, hybrid cloud computing, followed by mobile device protection, backup consolidation, diverse service model adoption and greater SMB adoption of cloud backup are expected to increase.
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According to the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Cloud Backup and Recovery Special Interest Group (SIG), cloud backup involves backing up data offsite to a data center (organization’s central data center or service provider’s data center) over a WAN, using standard internet protocols. Hardware infrastructure is shared by the provider’s ‘customers’ which provides increased efficiencies and reduced costs due to syndication and sharing. This makes cloud backup an inexpensive and flexible way of accessing storage on an as needed basis that is highly available and secure while offering elastic capacity.
With more than 400,000 customer site deployments of its cloud backup technology worldwide, Asigra is at the forefront of customer requirements and adoption trends. As customer IT requirements evolve, Asigra monitors those that are driving the shifts in technology and service adoption. In 2012, the company expects to see several emerging trends and technologies in cloud backup. These include:
• Adoption of hybrid cloud backup and recovery
Hybrid Cloud Computing
“The primary reason organizations are adopting a hybrid approach to cloud backup is because they can have their cake and eat it too,” said Brad Lappe, Director of Sales, Dakota Backup. “They get the performance of local recovery with the assurance of offsite data protection. When combined with its low cost advantages it’s a major win for the customer.”
Mobile Device Protection
Enterprise-wide cloud backup, recovery and restoration support for tablets and smartphones provides end-to-end protection of the digital footprint. In 2012, customers will seek expanded support that allows rollback to any point across any device to meet recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO/RTO). Protecting these devices will become an imperative for many organizations under financial and healthcare industry regulations.
Enterprise Backup Consolidation
Diversity in Cloud Backup Deployment
Greater SMB Adoption
With the reduction in complexity, cost and IT resource requirements, understanding SMB adoption of cloud computing is simple. In the case of cloud backup, the technology eases one of the most burdensome, yet critically important, IT tasks. By automating processes while improving data recovery, the advantages are laid bare and growth among small and medium size businesses will continue to rise throughout 2012. Increasing SMB use of cloud backup is validated by the huge growth in cloud backup service providers who target SMBs as seen in 2011 by Asigra, one of many industry participants.
“There are many reasons to modernize data protection with cloud backup,” said Eran Farajun, EVP, Asigra, Inc. “Throughout 2011 we received regular feedback from our partner network, one of the largest cloud backup service provider ecosystems in the world. The input we received gives us confidence in our projections and shows that this is a robust and evolving market.”
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* Techaisle, SMB Cloud Computing Spending Research, August, 2011,
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