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 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 Infographic: The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies

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Cloud-based data protection is the new norm according to recent ESG research, but many IT professionals are misinformed about the data protection levels SaaS solutions provide—leading to risk.
 
See the data behind these trends and more with this infographic.
 
Topics: Data Protection

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 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

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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 Brief: Data Protection Predictions for 2021

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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