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Backup Survey Results: 52% of New Disaster Recovery Deployments Will Be Cloud-based

Zetta Survey Reveals Majority of Environments Use Multiple DR Solutions & Operating Systems, Are Less Than 70% Virtual

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Sunnyvale, CA

Zetta today announced findings from its “The State of Backup Survey” which outlines statistics on the types of environments the average backup is protecting and the backup approaches used by most organizations.

“Our participants shed interesting light on the reality of the current backup environment,” said Gary Sevounts, CMO, Zetta. “In particular, we learned that organizations are increasingly adopting the cloud for disaster recovery. A third of participants told us they were planning to add a new DR approach, and 52% of those planned to add cloud.”

When asked about the types of backup organizations use, it was clear that multiple backup types have become the norm:

  • Three in four (79%) are currently using a combination of file, application and server image backups
  • 52% are using all three backup types (file, application and server image)
  • Of those organizations planning to add a new backup type in the future, 76% will add server image backups

On the topic of disaster recovery (DR), change is underway and implementations are expanding:

  • Nearly all (97%) are currently using some form of disaster recovery
  • 70% use one of four types of disaster recovery solution including: on-premise DR, physical offsite DR (such as tape), on-premise plus cloud DR, or on-premise plus physical offsite
  • Nearly one third (31%) plan to add a new DR method to their environment
  • Of those adding a DR method more than half (52%) will use the cloud

Underscoring the increasing complexity of today’s enterprises, the majority of respondents had multiple operating systems to protect. Further, organizations still need to protect a mix of virtual and dedicated servers.

  • 63% use more than one OS
  • Windows was the most common OS, with 95% of organizations reporting that they have it in their environment
  • Just over half (53%) report that less than 70% of their environment is virtualized

The Zetta State of Backup survey collected data from 425 IT professionals in organizations across multiple industries and in a range of sizes. The company is also hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 18 at 10:45 a.m. to discuss the results, with commentary from Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst George Crump and Zetta VP of Products Chris Schin. To register, please visit the event page.

About Zetta

Zetta is an award-winning provider of enterprise-grade cloud backup and restore, disaster recovery solution and archiving technology for small/medium enterprises, distributed organizations, and managed service providers (MSPs). Its software-only approach with built-in WAN acceleration enables companies to simplify backups, speed data recovery and reduce overall cost.