This IDC study provides the five-year forecast for the disk-based data protection and recovery market as part of IDC's storage solutions coverage. The five-year forecast identifies and categorizes the various software and hardware components to understand the growth rates of various technologies used in the data protection process. The disk-based data protection and recovery market covers hardware, software, and purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs).
"Increasingly, disk systems are being placed in the data protection path in many customer environments. The use of disk in the data protection process relieves many of the backup bottlenecks associated with using traditional storage methodologies — such as tape. Customers are demanding faster backup, restore, and recovery to meet their aggressive backup windows. As a result, many customers are augmenting or foregoing further investments in physical tape infrastructure in favor of secondary disk systems, purpose-built backup appliances, and virtual tape libraries (VTLs), utilizing technologies such as data deduplication, continuous data protection (CDP), and replication." — Robert Amatruda, research director, Data Protection and Recovery
Business continuity, Data protection and recovery software, Data redundancy, Data-replication services, Direct-attached storage, Switched SAS, Disaster recovery, Disk storage, Disk-based data protection, Failover and failback, General-purpose disk storage, Network-attached storage, Purpose-built backup appliances, Storage systems, Tape storage