According to Veritas, an American international data management company, enterprise customers are accelerating their cloud transformation initiatives.
Veritas has experienced a four-fold rise in the amount of data moving from on-premises environments to the two main public clouds worldwide over the past year alone, which is an addition to a dramatic increase in the number of NetBackup workloads that have managed to move to the cloud in the same timeframe.
As an enabler of current digital business, the cloud is the main driver of this acceleration. As there is a rise in dependence on the cloud, organisations need to employ data management strategies that are strong and at the same time flexible enough to aid their transformation while mitigating risks.
In its latest survey titled Truth in Cloud Report, Veritas found that 47% (Singapore: 63%) of respondents characterise their company’s current infrastructure state as an even split between the public cloud and the data centre. However, more than 70% (Singapore: 66%) indicate their desired end state is to run most or all of their applications on public cloud infrastructure.
Approximately 70% (Singapore: 73%) have allocated budget to buy new solutions to address cloud data protection in the next 12 months and a large number of respondents expected their budget for backup and recovery to rise substantially over the next three years. However, respondents had responsibility over both on-premises and cloud-based workloads, almost half (Singapore: 52%) would rather do so with a single backup solution.
Ravi Rajendran, vice president and managing director of Asia South Region, Veritas said: “Cloud adoption has become a reality for many customers with new workloads and advanced deployments gaining pace. Today, many organisations have to manage different data sources and they would benefit from disaster recovery and cloud data protection across hybrid on-premises and cloud environments.”
While a number of firms are adopting the cloud for a number of deployments, there are three use cases currently that demonstrate the most usual cloud strategies being employed by Veritas customers worldwide: Cloud as a storage target; Data protection in the cloud for cloud-based application workloads; and Cloud as an on-demand data centre for disaster recovery.
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