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Survey Analysis: How Perception Shapes Enterprise Backup Methodology After a Decade of 'Tape Is Dead' Hype

Published: 20 July 2015

ID: G00273933

Analyst(s): Dave Russell, Robert Rhame


Backup modernization projects have resulted in an overhaul of how storage administrators protect applications and systems. For 10 years, Gartner has conducted end-user polls on this topic, and we've seen a steady climb to over 1,500 backup inquiries per year. Here, we detail our findings and advice.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Poll Question: Which Best Describes Your Primary Backup Methodology?
  • Poll Question: Have You or Will You Within the Next 12 Months Deploy Cloud Backup?

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