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Discover the Truth About the Use of Disk, Tape and Cloud Backup in 2017

Published: 27 March 2017

ID: G00326382

Analyst(s): Dave Russell, Robert Rhame


Backup practices remain fragmented due to flawed assumptions about the roles of disk, tape and the cloud. Infrastructure and operations leaders should use disk-based solutions that replicate compressed and deduplicated backup data, rather than physically moving tape cartridges on-site and off-site.

Table Of Contents


  • Disk Remains on the Rise
  • Tape Is Still Not Dead
  • Cloud Remains Nascent
  • Backup Methodology Trend

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