This IDC study provides an understanding of the adoption of disk-based data protection and recovery.
"The disk-based data protection and recovery market is at the front of industry trends and is propelling growth, especially for PBBA systems. Furthermore, the increased need for rapid recovery and shorter backup windows will drive customer demand toward the greater use of disk-based protection and recovery approaches. This is especially true in small to midrange companies where traditional tape-based data protection approaches are not as well entrenched. However, the biggest challenge for customers will be managing their unabated data growth. Therefore, we expect storage optimization technologies, such as data deduplication, will gain adoption as a key feature. We foresee greater adoption of data deduplication and content archiving, which remove large amounts of static data from the regular data protection process." - Robert Amatruda, research director, Data Protection and Recovery.