Baar, Switzerland, 4 March 2013:
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Ratmir Timashev, President and CEO, Veeam Software “At first glance, the fears of CIOs look to be correct: despite the potential for faster, more efficient data protection that virtualization offers and the advances modern data protection tools can provide, recovery times have increased since 2011. This apparent loss of momentum in data protection comes down to two influences. First, virtual infrastructure is constantly growing: as well as forming the majority of IT infrastructure now, it will continue to grow in the future. Second, organizations are not updating their data protection tools and strategies to match. For example, the majority of enterprises still deploy agents for backup and recovery. This approach works for physical environments but is unnecessary and ill-suited to the virtual infrastructure. Until organizations stop using a physical-world mind-set to view the technology, they will never be able to unlock its full potential.”
“Virtualization is reaching a turning point. Organizations have realized the benefits that the technology can bring on its own: now they are beginning to find out what it is truly capable of when managed and applied correctly. Modern data protection tools, specifically built for virtualization, can unlock this potential as well as eliminate many of the capability, complexity and cost issues IT departments face. For example, reducing the cost of techniques such as replication allows enterprises to protect far more of their vital infrastructure from server downtime, saving millions of dollars in the process. Virtualizing recovery means enterprises can test more of their backups, rather than the mere 7% regularly tested at present. Most importantly, using the appropriate tool for the job means that CIOs can recover either individual items or entire servers in far less than 5 hours.”
About the Survey: Vanson Bourne, an independent market research organization, conducted an online survey in November and December 2012 of 500 CIOs from organizations across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and France that employ more than 1,000 people. Download the full report at www.veeam.com/survey.
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