Gartner Research

The Future of Backup May Not Be Backup

Published: 22 September 2011

ID: G00218917

Analyst(s): Dave Russell


Many organizations struggle with the effectiveness of their backup solutions. With the status quo for recovery deemed outdated, backup looks as if it will morph into a very different activity, with new technologies being deployed to provide improved data protection.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Introduction
  • Backup Market Trends
  • Rising Enhancements and/or Alternatives to Backup Software
    • Snapshot and Replication
    • Native OS and Hypervisor-Centric Protection
    • File Sharing
    • Application-Centric Protection
  • The Future of Backup Software
    • Backup Software Morphs to a Manager of Managers
    • Backup Software Fights Back
    • Backup Software Becomes Niche
  • Conclusion

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