Guest Column | November 30, 2010

Guest Column: As 2011 Nears A Transformation In Backup Awaits

By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.

The combination of cloud computing, cloud storage, inexpensive hardware, virtualization and heightened user demands for near real time backup and recovery are creating a crisis in traditional backup methodologies. It is a crisis in the sense that there is no way any emerging virtualized data center is going to find that how these backups work and are managed even slightly acceptable in the very near future. This suggests that in 2011 the transformation in backup that many have predicted will occur and it will go well beyond just deduplicating backup data stored to dis.

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