ESG Master Survey Results: Copy Data Management Trends

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding the business and technology drivers and obstacles with regard to copy data management, as well as feature and buying differentiators.

Topics: Data Protection Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Research Report: 2018 IT Spending Intentions Survey

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In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 651 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2017 IT spending as well as their 2018 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.

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

ESG Brief: Perspectives on Readiness for and Impact of GDPR

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With the May 2018 deadline a mere four months away, are organizations ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? According to ESG research, there is still work ahead. Many firms aren’t completely prepared and may have to make incremental technology purchases for GDPR compliance over the next few months. Furthermore, organizations need to button down their incident response plans so they are prepared to report breaches to supervisory authorities within 72 hours as stipulated by GDPR. To address the many GDPR challenges ahead, ESG recommends focusing on areas like data discovery/classification, identity and access management, encryption, and IR planning.

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

ESG Brief: Why and How to Protect VMs within Hyperconverged and Converged Infrastructures

Abstract:

Many of the most compelling hyperconverged and converged infrastructure solutions boast built-in data protection capabilities. For the purposes of this paper, the two architectures will be collectively considered and referred to as “HCI” unless specifically noted. Built-in data protection capabilities within some HCI offerings are often seen as differentiators and additional benefits of consolidating IT solution components versus using self-built and protected infrastructure. But does this mean that as organizations embrace HCI, traditional DP solutions’ relevance will fade? Not necessarily.

Topics: Data Protection Converged Infrastructure

ESG Brief: Data Protection Should Be Part of Your Systems Management Strategy

Abstract:

IT operations generalists are increasingly becoming the backup administrators of tomorrow, not because of career path choices but because protection and recovery tasks are naturally aligning with provisioning, managing, patching, and monitoring.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: 2018 IT Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on 2018 IT budget trends, technology initiatives and priorities, year-over-year spending change (overall and by technology), hiring/staffing trends, and cloud adoption/usage.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration IT Spending Intentions

ESG Master Survey Results: IT Plans and Priorities for Remote and Branch Offices

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This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the IT priorities and challenges when it comes to supporting the technology requirements of remote office/branch office (ROBO) locations, and how organizations plan to address those challenges.

Topics: Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure

ESG Brief: Reliable Virtualization Protection Continues to Elude Many Organizations

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Protecting and recovering VMs can be daunting, especially when trying to meet stringent service level agreements for availability/uptime. Backup and recovery software is supposed to make the job easier, but it often doesn’t. At least the root of the problem is apparent—unreliable virtualization protection boils down to a failure by IT departments to modernize their IT protection environments when they modernize their IT production environments.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Is a VM-specific Approach to Backup and Recovery Still Necessary in 2017?

Abstract:

For the past several years, ESG has monitored the trend of adopting VM-specific technologies for backup and recovery versus a “unified” solution that protects both physical and virtual servers. This recap of recent ESG research examines the question of whether today’s organizations are using a unified solution or a VM-specific solution for their virtual environments—and what those organizations expect to do moving forward.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: What Should an Archival Solution Look Like in 2017?

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Gone are the days when “archive must equal tape” (and vice versa); also gone is the noisy confusion between “archive” and “backup.” This brief offers a deeper look at the considerations and subsequent requirements driving archiving solution strategies and outcomes.

Topics: Data Protection