MARLBOROUGH, MA – September 19, 2012 – Sepaton, Inc., maker of the world's fastest backup and recovery solution, today announced the results of Volume II of the Sepaton Data Protection Index, an annual survey of large enterprises in North America and Europe with at least 1,000 employees and at least 50 terabytes of primary data to protect. The survey elicited responses from 93 IT professionals across a wide range of vertical industries to answer questions related to disaster recovery challenges for large enterprise backup environments.
@Sepaton Data Protection Index reveals top priorities for #Enterprise Backup
Sepaton conducted its fourth annual survey of large enterprises in North America and Europe to answer these questions and to quantify current data protection and disaster recovery challenges for big data backup environments. Specific areas covered by the survey included data growth and its impact on data protection resources; business objectives and technical requirements related to data protection; data protection technologies currently in use and planned for the next year; and data protection challenges caused by massive data growth in large enterprises.
The following are key findings based on the survey results:
- Large enterprise backup environments are replicating more than half of their data to DR sites. Most respondents to the survey implemented an electronic remote replication strategy for disaster recovery. Nearly half (forty-seven percent) of respondents are replicating more than fifty percent of their data to remote location.
- Electronic remote replication is a growing trend in large enterprise backup environments. Twenty-one percent have an active-active remote replication strategy in place and forty-one percent have an active-passive replication strategy. This result is noteworthy given that large enterprises have historically moved big data volumes by shipping physical tapes off site.
- Disaster recovery still evolving: Despite the growing trend toward electronic replication, a significant number of big data protection environments (eighteen percent) are still making copies of physical tape and storing them off-site. Seventeen percent are still either working without a disaster recovery strategy or in the process of implementing one.
- Data protection for remote offices improving slowly. Fifteen percent of data in remote offices and eleven percent of data in main data centers are currently not backed up or protected. This indicates a significant improvement in data protection over the results reported in our 2011 survey, which indicated that more than one third of remote office data was unprotected.
“As the survey report reveals, enterprise data centers with big data backup environments face exponential data growth and massive data volumes,” said Kevin Shea, senior vice president of engineering, Sepaton, Inc. “They need an efficient way to move data over a WAN for data protection of remote sites and for effective disaster protection for central data centers. While more and more are adopting electronic replication solutions, there is still a growing need for more efficient ways to move massive data volumes over a WAN and to manage backup, restore, replication, and DR from a holistic, enterprise-wide perspective.”
For more details, interested parties can download the full survey report here.
About Sepaton, Inc.
Sepaton delivers the world’s fastest enterprise backup and recovery solution. It is designed specifically for enterprise IT organizations that manage extremely large and growing volumes of data, that must be backed up within tight time windows - every time, guaranteed - and that require the fastest possible recovery in the event of a failure. Sepaton’s patented scale-out DeltaScale™ architecture enables high performance and modular expansion to enable centralized protection of massive data volumes. Sepaton is the safe choice for large enterprise.
Sepaton is headquartered in Marlborough, MA, and has international offices in London and Beijing. For additional information call 866-Sepaton or visit http://www.Sepaton.com.
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