The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies

The broad adoption of public cloud services as a source and repository of business-critical data is placing the onus on data owners to deliver on data protection SLAs of applications, and their associated data, that are cloud-resident. Many users are confused about what exact data protection levels public cloud infrastructure and SaaS solutions provide, leading to potential data loss and compliance risks. In this report, ESG has surveyed IT professionals to better understand how organizations are handling challenges, plans, and strategies, and how they are leveraging cloud services to protect data to the cloud.