SOURCE: Storage Strategies NOW

Storage Strategies NOW

October 11, 2010 01:00 ET

Storage Strategies NOW Releases Findings of New Small-to-Medium Business Data Protection Study

Research Highlights Growing Challenges Businesses Face as Data Volumes Grow Uncontrollably; Report Provides Practical Advice, Customer Usage Scenarios, and Extensive Solution Directory to Help Customers Make Informed Purchasing Decisions

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) -  STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, DALLAS-- Storage Strategies NOW (SSG-NOW), a specialist storage analysis and research organization, today released the findings of a new report on disaster recovery and data protection challenges encountered by the small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) market. The report "Data Protection and Recovery in the Small and Mid-sized Business" outlines the explosive growth in data SMBs are experiencing and how technologies such as backup and recovery software, hardware appliances, hosted services and target arrays can help SMBs prepare for the unexpected.

"There are approximately 5.75 million SMB organizations in the United States alone, each with a unique set of challenges and requirements that must be met to protect the viability of companies," says Deni Connor, principal analyst, SSG-NOW. "SMBs consistently struggle to protect growing volumes of information and with so many options, data protection and disaster recovery can be a daunting challenge to overcome. This report aims to simplify the market so customers can make the decisions that are right-sized for their business."

The new report outlines technology solutions from more than 50 leading hardware, software and hosted service vendors and includes detailed specification and pricing information. Best practices for selecting, deploying and managing data protection solutions are also included as well as real-world use case scenarios. 

Key findings include:

  • A disconnect exists between the size of the business and the amount of data it needs to protect.
  • SMBs are moving to cloud-based technologies because of a lack of IT resources and the desire to not build out their infrastructures.
  • An overwhelming number of SMBs are moving away from tape to disk-based or cloud-based backup as their primary mode of backup

Information for this report was obtained through a number of sources including vendor questionnaires and interviews, regular SMB end-user and managed service provider (MSP) interactions, publicly available census and market data, and more than 30 years of combined analysis of the data protection market.

Pricing and Availability
"Data Protection and Recovery in the Small and Mid-sized Business" is available today for purchase at The report, sponsored by Axcient, CTERA, Data Robotics, Geminare, FalconStor Software, KineticD, Nexsan, Overland Storage, Roxio, StorageCraft, Syncsort, Veeam Software and Zmanda, costs $5,000.

About Storage Strategies NOW
Storage Strategies NOW (SSG-NOW) is an industry analyst firm that offers specialized analysis of the storage market for IT users, business and technology leaders. SSG-NOW focuses on the impact of storage solutions in today's evolving data center environment.

SSG-NOW, founded in 2007 by long-time storage observer Deni Connor, delivers market and industry opinion in a straightforward, simple and easy to understand manner.

Contact Information

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    Deni Connor
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