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.
"We expect the disk-based data protection and recovery market will evolve to meet the needs of 3rd Platform computing trends such as greater integration with cloud-based architectures, increased use of flash as a storage tier, and infrastructure convergence with storage and networking as well as software-based storage. The disk-based data protection and recovery market has largely grown out of the need for greater efficiency with regard to backup and recovery; however, we believe the advent of the software-defined datacenter will demand greater integration with solutions that have been adjacent to the data protection process. Disk-based data protection and recovery will remain a critical process in the highly distributed and virtualized 3rd Platform era. Increasingly, data protection and recovery solutions will need to be designed to be decoupled from proprietary storage architectures," said Robert Amatruda, research director for Data Protection and Recovery at IDC.
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, Network-attached storage, Purpose-built backup appliances, Storage, Storage Services, Storage area network, Virtualization