Explosive data growth. Nearly half (43 percent) reported data
growth of more than 15 percent annually, including nine percent who
characterized their data growth as “explosive” with growth of 25
percent or more annually.
Massive data volumes. More than 52 percent of respondents have
full backup volumes of more than 100 TB, including 27 percent with
full backups between 500 TB and 1 PB.
More complexity. Most enterprises (27 percent) are using a mix
of tape and virtual tape but many are also using a wide range of other
technologies (snapshots, cloud, etc.). Companies are also using a wide
range of protocols to backup data. Just five percent are using Fibre
Channel (FC) only.
Inadequate data protection. Nearly half of respondents (46
percent) did not feel that their backup environment was meeting their
needs. Fifty five percent are not encrypting their data at rest and
more than a fifth of respondents (21 percent) are not providing
disaster protection for their data.
Focus on accelerating performance and efficiency. Data
protection priorities for 2014 are focused on addressing the
challenges caused by explosive data growth. Specifically, on
increasing backup performance, implementing data tiering, and
controlling data center sprawl.
MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc., maker of the world's fastest and most scalable data protection
solutions for large enterprises, today announced the results of the
fifth annual Sepaton Data Protection Index, an annual survey of large
enterprises in North America and Europe with at least 1,000 employees
and at least 50 terabytes of primary data to protect. The survey
elicited responses from more than 200 IT professionals across a wide
range of vertical industries to define and quantify current data
protection trends and challenges for enterprise data centers.
Specific areas covered by the survey, included data protection
technologies currently in use; key data protection challenges facing
enterprises; and data protection priorities for 2014.
The following are key findings based on the survey results:
“As the survey report reveals, enterprises are focused on ways to
mitigate the results of unprecedented data growth: higher performance
systems to meet backup windows, reducing data center sprawl, managing
costs and IT complexity by consolidating multiple backup targets, and
reducing backup volumes through data tiering,” said Peter Quirk,
director, product management, Sepaton, Inc. “Enterprises are looking for
more efficient deduplication of databases and semi-structured data;
fast, hardware-based encryption; and systems that provide performance
and scalability to maintain service levels and meet regulatory
For more details, interested parties can download the full survey report here.
About Sepaton, Inc.
Sepaton delivers the world’s fastest, most scalable and cost-efficient
data protection solutions designed to enable large, data-intensive
enterprises to store, move, access and protect critical data with the
fastest recovery time in the event of a failure. Built on modular, grid
scalable architectures, Sepaton offers the S2100®-ES3 for
virtual tape library environments and the VirtuoSO for network attached
storage (NAS) featuring multi-protocol support, highly efficient
deduplication, performance-optimized data movement, and advanced
management and reporting at the lowest total cost of ownership. Sepaton
is headquartered in Marlborough, MA, and has an office in London. For
additional information call 866-Sepaton or visit http://www.Sepaton.com.
Sepaton, S2100, DeltaRemote, and DeltaStor are registered trademarks and
ContentAware, DBeXstream, and DeltaScale are trademarks of Sepaton, Inc.
All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of their
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Beth Winkowski, 978-649-7189
Source: Sepaton, Inc.