Santa Clara, Calif. – November 19, 2019 – Enterprise customers are accelerating their cloud transformation initiatives revealed Veritas Technologies, a worldwide leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined infrastructure. Over the past year alone, Veritas has seen a four-fold increase in the amount of data moving from on-premises environments to the two leading public clouds. This is in addition to a dramatic increase in the number of NetBackup™ workloads that have moved to the cloud in that same time frame.
The cloud as an enabler of modern digital business is a primary driver of this acceleration. As dependence on the cloud increases, it requires organizations to employ data management strategies that are robust, yet flexible enough to aid their transformation, while mitigating risks. This has become abundantly clear in a world of evolving data regulations, ransomware, and virtually zero tolerance for downtime.
Movement to the cloud accelerates
The results of the company’s latest Truth in Cloud Report—a recent survey commissioned by Veritas on the challenges of cloud data management, reiterate the industry’s shift toward cloud. The research found 47 percent of respondents characterize their company’s current infrastructure state as an even split between the public cloud and the data center. However, more than 70 percent indicate their desired end state is to run most or all of their applications on public cloud infrastructure.
Respondents are moving quickly to make this happen for non-production systems and dev/test environments, as well as mission-critical production systems. The increasingly distributed nature of IT systems is likely one major reason many companies are also increasing their investment in the technology used to protect and secure them.
Nearly 70 percent have allocated budget to purchase new solutions to address cloud data protection in the next 12 months, and a majority expect their budget for backup and recovery to increase substantially over the next three years. However, where respondents had responsibility over both on-premises and cloud-based workloads, almost half would rather do so with a single backup solution.
“Our customers are overwhelmingly choosing the cloud for new workloads and advanced deployments. Today, many organizations benefit from disaster recovery orchestration, cloud data protection, and hybrid on-premises and cloud environments,” said Deepak Mohan, executive vice president, enterprise data protection and compliance, Veritas. “Our integrated Enterprise Data Services Platform makes it easy to extend enterprise-grade protection from on-premises to the cloud and ensure data is always available, compliant, and secure.”
Cloud-based data availability and protection strategies
While organizations are choosing the cloud for a variety of deployments, three use cases demonstrate the most common cloud strategies being employed by Veritas customers today:
For more information about cloud data protection strategies, visit https://www.veritas.com/solution/cloud.
Survey Methodology—A total of 1,645 cloud architects and administrators were interviewed in June and July across the US, the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UAE, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
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