StorageCraft Research Reveals Rampant Data Growth, and Inadequate IT Infrastructures are a Source of Global Concern and Risk
DRAPER, Utah, September 12, 2019 – StorageCraft, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced the findings of an independent global research study on experiences and attitudes of IT decision-makers (ITDM) around data management. The research, commissioned by StorageCraft, reveals global concern about the business impact and risk from rampant and unrestricted data growth. It also shows that the IT infrastructures of many organizations are struggling, often failing, to deliver business continuity in the event of severe data outages.
The vast majority (86%) of respondents believe that data volume will increase 10x or more in the next five years. When asked about the potential impact of this growth, 80% expressed concern about the risk and the business impact it will have on their organization. The research reveals far-reaching business implications with respondents citing the following potential risks from not being able to manage data growth adequately:
- 64% expect an increase in operational costs
- 47% foresee an inability to recover quickly enough in the event of a data outage
- 39% anticipate they will be more susceptible to security risks
- 29% envisage that strategic projects will fail
- 25% predict that revenue generation will lag
Organizations are already struggling with data growth and their ability to recover in the event of an outage.
- Only 15% of respondents have an IT infrastructure that enables them to recover from a severe data loss within an hour
- 40% believe it would take up to an entire day to recover
- 25% estimate data recovery would take them days or weeks
Said NAME, TITLE at StorageCraft: “Despite IT managers’ heroic efforts to maintain the performance and continuity of their IT infrastructures, we are reaching an inflection point where. organizations cannot keep up with the volume and complexity of data management. The fact that a quarter of companies we researched would not be able to recover from an outage for days or even weeks highlights how widespread this issue is. Businesses of all sizes and industries must to flourish in increasingly data-driven economies. Their future IT infrastructures require an economically viable and contemporary scale-out data protection system that seamlessly integrates primary and secondary data, data management, security, and recovery. This will ensure their data is always safe, accessible, and optimized when needed and instantly recoverable in the event of an outage.”
About the research: A total of 709 qualified individuals completed the research study. All had budget or technical decision-making responsibility for data management, data protection, and storage solutions at a company with 100 – 2,500 employees. The survey was fielded in English, German, and French in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom.
Organizations keep their critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized with StorageCraft’s data protection, data management, and business continuity solutions. StorageCraft’s powerful data protection offerings deliver instant, reliable, and complete data recovery and eliminate downtime. Our innovative converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform, with integrated data protection, solves data growth challenges, is efficient and easy to use for on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid deployments. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.