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Global Research Finds New Challenges in Cloud Data Protection

By Suprotik Sinha - March 29, 2019 2 Mins Read

Barracuda, a cloud-enabled security and networking solutions provider, has released key findings from a global research study titled: Closing Backup and Recovery Gaps.  The report says multi-cloud and multi-site environments have resulted in most technology teams having to maintain multiple assets. In the survey, 57% of respondents said they had to ensure backing up more than two sites for their organization, while 7% of respondents manage backups for more than 26 sites.

“When you combine this data with the new push for multi-cloud deployments, it’s clear the simpler days of companies managing a single site and on-premises architecture are a thing of the past. This makes remote management a key consideration for any backup and recovery solution, to help save valuable IT time and effort during day-to-day tasks and urgent recovery efforts,” the report said.

The most common type of data backups are for Databases (91%), email (68%) and proprietary application data (62%)  on a regular basis but, the report stated that for enterprises, everything seems to be “mission critical.” Two more areas where data backup is very active are multimedia data, (37%) and back up research and development data (28%). Even though the cloud has proved its security capabilities, more than half of the respondents did not plan to migrate on-premise services to the cloud

“However, of some concern is about the small number of respondents (16%) wanting to back up their SaaS data. This inaction is putting their business continuity at risk,” the report said.



AUTHOR

Suprotik Sinha

Suprotik Sinha is the Global News Correspondent with OnDot Media. He writes about technologies and trending news in the global enterprise space. An animal lover, Suprotik, is a postgraduate from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC) Pune. He carries two years of experience in mainstream broadcast media where he worked as a reporter with Ibn7 and Zee Media in Mumbai.

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