ESG Research Report: Tape's Place in an Increasingly Cloud-based IT Landscape

Abstract:

Tape is back on the forefront with new use cases and possibilities. The need for unlimited and cost-conscious storage for long-term retention has never been stronger, particularly for “cold” layers of storage in public and private clouds. Hardware, software, and product usability evolutions make tape solutions an attractive option for long-term archiving, ransomware remediation, and massive storage for media or media-like applications.

In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 303 IT professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) personally responsible for or familiar with their organization’s data protection environment and strategy, including tape technology. The respondents’ organizations had to be current users of tape technology. This research aimed to understand the current state of enterprise tape deployments, uncover specific use cases (including vertical-specific ones), identify gaps, and highlight future expectations. Special attention was also paid to cloud use cases such as the usage of tape for long-term retention by hyperscalers, leveraging cloud-like services that use tape as a replacement for on-premises solutions and migration of tape to cloud.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Master Survey Results: Tape’s Place in an Increasingly Cloud-based IT Landscape

Abstract:

ESG’s Master Survey Results provide the complete output of syndicated research surveys in graphical format. In addition to the data, these documents provide background information on the survey, including respondent profiles at an individual and organizational level. It is important to note that these documents do not contain analysis of the data.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on 2020 IT trends for the existing and emerging technology influencing tape usage, buying intentions of IT teams, existing challenges and drivers influencing buying decisions, and buyer preferences for changing tape topologies.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Research Report: 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

Based on a survey of 664 global IT and business professionals at enterprise and midmarket organizations, the 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey examines the key business and technology priorities driving 2021 spending plans across a range of technology markets including infrastructure, cloud services, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, data protection, mobility, business applications, and more.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: MSP Partner Landscape 2020

Abstract:

ESG’s Master Survey Results provide the complete output of syndicated research surveys in graphical format. In addition to the data, these documents provide background information on the survey, including respondent profiles at an individual and organizational level. It is important to note that these documents do not contain analysis of the data.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on 2020 MSP landscape best practices and actions; standout vendor offerings, programs, and support; and differences between small and larger partners.

Topics: Channel

ESG Brief: Data Protection Predictions for 2021

Abstract:

No one could have predicted the COVID-19 pandemic and the profound impact it has had on our lives, our society, the way we now work, how we market our products, and the ripple effects on IT infrastructure and data in general. This once-in-a-lifetime event is placing data protection at the top of many lists, something that our research highlighted in 2020 and, looking ahead to 2021, will directly affect IT strategies against a backdrop of accelerated digital transformation/optimization.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Brief: Network Security Predictions for 2021

Abstract:

ESG's John Grady outlines seven network security predictions for 2021, including:

  • Remote work and zero trust access will remain top drivers for SASE through next year.
  • The appliance market evolves to remain relevant.
  • Runtime application security continues to converge.
  • API protection gets its due attention as part of WAAP.
Topics: Networking