Gartner Research

Take Responsibility for Backing Up Cloud-Based Data

Published: 21 May 2016

ID: G00302365

Analyst(s): Lowell Shulman


Cloud-hosted applications need data protection similar to on-premises data. Although IaaS/SaaS providers (AWS, Azure and Office 365) offer excellent data resiliency, most do not offer native backup. This research will help build a strategy for protection and recovery of cloud applications and data.

Table Of Contents


  • It's Your Data
  • What Is Data Backup/Recovery?
  • Key Backup/Recovery Features
    • Robust Backup/Recovery Options
    • Manageability/Scalability
    • Efficient Resource Usage
  • IaaS Data Protection Options
    • What Do Public Cloud IaaS Providers Offer for Backup/Recovery?
    • What Is Available From the IaaS Marketplaces?
    • Traditional Data Center Backup Software
    • Are There Any Other Options to Consider?
  • SaaS Data Protection Options
    • What Do SaaS Providers Offer for Backup/Recovery?
    • Third-Party SaaS Backup Services


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