Cloud-Based Backup Gaining Favor with SMBs: Report
A Forrester Research survey finds midmarket companies are increasingly turning to cloud computing solutions.Small to midsize businesses are beginning to move toward cloud-based backup (as opposed to traditional technologies) to protect their company data, according to a Forrester Research survey whose goal was to discover the drivers for the move to cloud-based recovery tech versus traditional on-premises solutions. The report, commissioned by cloud-basked backup specialist Asigra, found that 5 percent of survey respondents (SMBs) indicated they use cloud-based backup today and 38 percent plan to employ cloud backup within two years, while 68 percent of respondents said they plan to move toward cloud-based backup to reduce costs. Nearly half (48 percent) said they are moving to cloud-backup because they are more comfortable with the security of their data in these new environments. Speed of implementation/deployment was also cited (32 percent) as the reason for moving to the cloud.
Forrester researchers noted while SMBs have benefited from on-premises backup/recovery solutions, they now realize that backup-as-a-service can contribute even more to their objectives of lowering their costs and improved assurance and support. As a result, going forward, the fastest growth in the highly active backup/recovery market will be solutions in the form of a managed service, the report predicted.