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Monday, 18 December 2017 15:23

Cost Savings, Data Protection Driving Enterprises to Cloud-Based Data Storage

Stashing infrequently-accessed or backup data in the public cloud has emerged into a viable strategy for enterprises seeking to trim their storage costs. Indeed, 59 percent of the 140 IT experts surveyed by data protection specialist Druva cited cost savings as the top reason they moved their data to the cloud.

That is one of many insights in the Druva 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey, published today. As the title indicates, the study focused on organizations that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for enterprise data protection, archiving and secondary storage. As the world's leading cloud provider, AWS is very influential in shaping the IT industry's attitudes toward the public cloud.

Although lower storage costs are a major draw, all IT pros are convinced that the cost-savings benefits of migrating data to the cloud may never materialize. In fact, nearly half (49 percent) of respondents who are considering a move said cost was the biggest barrier to cloud storage adoption.

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http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/storage-management/cost-savings-data-protection-driving-enterprises-to-cloud-based-data-storage.html