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In this report, “Confronting the Backup Challenge,” IDG Research surveyed over 200 IT managers about their backup practices and future plans.
The findings revealed that deduplication technology is in high demand. Out of the respondents:
- An aggregated 59% use a combination of disk and tape for backup
- An aggregated 52% of large enterprises, 32% of mid-size companies, and 28% of SMBs currently have a deduplication solution in place
- 40% of all respondents, regardless of company size, retain backup data for more than three years
- Over three-fifths have achieved or associate faster backup/recovery and improved efficiency with deduplication