Druva Reveals 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey

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by Angela Guess

A new press release reports, “Druva, the global leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced the results of its Druva 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey, which reveals a disconnect between the perceptions of cloud data protection and its reality. The survey solicited insights from IT professionals across 20 industries, including technology, energy, financial and healthcare, regarding the state of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud adoption, enterprise secondary storage, data protection and archiving needs. According to results, one of the biggest benefits seen from those who have already moved their data to the cloud is cost savings (59 percent); yet 49 percent of respondents who are considering a move cite cost as the number one barrier. This paradox is indicative of a larger misconception about the capabilities of cloud technology. Despite rising confidence in durability and availability of company data in AWS, concerns remain around storage and usage costs.”

The release goes on, “Key findings of the Druva 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey include: (1) Heightened adoption of cloud-based data protection. A strong trend is emerging with the majority of respondents (54 percent), indicating that their organizations are leveraging the cloud for data protection. (2) IT professionals bothered by egress costs. The majority of respondents have a negative stance on egress costs, with 43 percent calling them a ‘necessary evil’ and 29 percent deeming them ‘annoying, unnecessary additional charges.’ (3) Strong concern for compounding costs as data grows and expands across multiple sites. Results showed that 59 percent of respondents were concerned about the growing cost attributed to duplicate and growing data. Additionally, about 62 percent of respondents expressed concern about the compounding data protection costs that they may incur as a result of having multiple sites.”

Read more at Druva.com.

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