Gartner Research

Modify Your Backup/Recovery Plan to Improve Data Management and Reduce Costs

Published: 14 February 2017

ID: G00324422

Analyst(s): Dave Russell

Summary

I&O leaders responsible for storage must rethink their backup procedures to realize cost savings and improve backup infrastructure resource utilization. Cloud services can help your infrastructure modernization initiative, as they alleviate the burden on the data center backup infrastructure.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • I&O leaders responsible for storage who back up more data than required to meet SLAs are seeing increases in storage backup costs, failure rates and backup window times
  • When I&O leaders responsible for storage back up data to a cloud service, they decrease the load on the primary data center backup infrastructure
  • Storage managers can save money by backing up less data and retaining backup data for shorter time periods

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