ESG Master Survey Results: The State of Data Privacy, Compliance, and Data Security

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of business and technology professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between June 17, 2021 and June 28, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be business and technology professionals responsible for their organization’s programs for data privacy, compliance, and data security.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the technologies and processes in place to support compliance and data privacy programs, as well as what organizations are doing to secure their data regardless of where it resides.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: Active Archives Trends

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between May 18, 2021 and May 25, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals responsible for data protection technology decisions for their organizations, specifically data archiving and long-term retention strategies. Additionally, organizations were required to have an active archive strategy.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the technologies and processes in place to support data archiving and long-term retention requirements, with specific attention to the impact of active archive strategies.

Topics: Storage Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: 2021 Data Infrastructure Trends

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT and data storage professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between June 22, 2021 and June 30, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing data storage technology for their organization.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on investigating storage trends for both on- and off-premises technology environments, including challenges, opportunities, and evolving strategies for both.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: The Disconnect Between SaaS and Data Protection Is Not Going Away

Abstract:

Over the last few years, there has been a disconnect by which organizations rely on their SaaS vendors to protect, back up, and recover their data when they should actually perform their own backups. Younger organizations have more faith in their SaaS providers, while older organizations have the experience to back up and protect their own data. Some of the bigger names in the as-a-service industry are mission-critical to countless organizations, but they still require organizations to put their own strategies in place.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: The Maturation of Cloud-native Security - Securing Modern Apps and Infrastructure

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT security professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between December 7, 2020 and December 26, 2020. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT/information security professionals responsible for evaluating or purchasing cloud security technology products and services.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the current and future composition and environments of cloud-native apps and infrastructure, including the security problem space with respect to operational challenges and the threat landscape.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: 2021 Data Protection Cloud Strategies

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between January 22, 2021 and January 31, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals responsible for data protection technology decisions for their organization.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding cloud data protection challenges, plans, and strategies by probing how organizations are protecting data in the cloud, as well as how they are leveraging cloud services to protect data to the cloud.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies

Abstract:

The broad adoption of public cloud services as a source and repository of business-critical data is placing the onus on data owners to deliver on data protection SLAs of applications, and their associated data, that are cloud-resident. Many users are confused about what exact data protection levels public cloud infrastructure and SaaS solutions provide, leading to potential data loss and compliance risks. Concurrently, on-premises backup and disaster recovery strategies are increasingly leveraging cloud destinations, resulting in hybrid data protection topologies with varying degrees of service levels and end-user tradeoffs and opportunities. How do IT organizations utilize cloud services as part of their data protection strategy today?

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: Supporting AI/ML Initiatives with a Modern Infrastructure Stack

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on organizations in the process of transforming their businesses with artificial intelligence to understand the evolving data storage requirements of the next-generation applications and workloads supporting AI initiatives.

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT operations professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between September 17, 2020 and September 26, 2020. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals familiar and involved with evaluating, purchasing, and managing storage associated with AI initiatives for their organizations.

Topics: Storage Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: The Maturation of Cloud-native Security

Abstract:

The composition of cloud-native applications is a mix of APIs, containers, VMs, and serverless functions continuously integrated and delivered. Securing these applications, the underlying infrastructure, and the automation platforms that orchestrate their deployment necessitates revisiting threat models, gaining organizational alignment, and leveraging purposeful controls. Additionally, as security and DevOps continue to converge, cloud security controls are being consolidated. Project teams are evolving from a siloed approach to a unified strategy to securing cloud-native applications and platforms. In parallel, vendors are consolidating cloud security posture management (CSPM), cloud workload protection (CWP), container security, and more into integrated cloud security suites, impacting buyer personas and vendor sales motions.

In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 383 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) personally responsible for evaluating or purchasing cloud security technology products and services.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Modernizing Data Centers with Cloud Technologies and Operating Models

Abstract:

While public cloud momentum has been building for more than a decade, there is still a sizeable footprint of on-premises applications and workloads. Presented with this opportunity, many IT leaders are looking for ways to modernize their own data centers by making them more cloud-like. What technologies will be the likeliest targets for investment as organizations look to accelerate this conversion process in the coming 12 months and beyond?

Topics: Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration hybrid cloud