In the Enterprise Strategy Group 2015 Report on IT Spending Intent, 26% of the respondents indicated that improving data backup and recovery was one of their top priorities for the next 12 months. From the same pool, 23% rated business continuity/disaster recovery programs as a priority for their organizations.
Data protection and business continuity is big business in IT. Organizations world wide have spent billions of dollars a year with vendors such as Symantec (soon to be Veritas), IBM, HP, and EMC to protect their valuable application data and ensure continuity through disasters. Even the storage vendors like NetApp have jumped in, seeing an opportunity to help customers ensure better RPO and RTOs over traditional OS agent centric approaches used by the likes of EMC, IBM Tivoli and others.