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Mass Exodus: The Movement of Data Off Site

Written by  Frank Brick

With the continually rising costs of storage management combined with an onslaught of federal regulations creating increased legal and financial exposure for data loss, executives are challenging IT organizations to find ways to better protect their mission-critical data more cost effectively – and more importantly – off-site. Hence, what started as a tactical response to an increased sense of vulnerability, remote data protection has grown rapidly in popularity as a smart strategic move for businesses of every size. In turn, demand for off-site data protection services has become increasingly desirable as a way to mitigate risk and reduce cost – creating a virtual mass exodus of data. In fact, across companies of all sizes, International Data Corporation (IDC) found that nearly 80 percent plan on implementing business continuity with a redundant data site within the next 12 months.