Gartner Research

How to Determine If Cloud Backup Is Right for Your Servers

Published: 13 February 2014

ID: G00261961

Analyst(s): Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen


This research discusses two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup as an alternative to traditional on-premises backup for an organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Online Backup/Restore Windows
    • Strategic Advice
  • Analyze the TCO of Local Backup and Cloud
  • Other Considerations
  • What to Expect in the Next Three Years

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