WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR LTO TECHNOLOGY?

Learn more about a new study of tape users conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group on behalf of the LTO Program. Available from Monday 9th November 2020 at 0900 EST
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Did you know that today’s typical business has an average of 4 petabytes (that’s four million gigabytes) of backup data? Or that on average, the amount of backup information to be managed and protected is growing at 40% per year? 

A FRESH INSIGHT INTO THE MINDS OF TAPE USERS

 Those impressive figures are just two of the findings from a comprehensive survey of tape users conducted by ESG on behalf of the LTO Program, which will be published this week on lto.org via a webinar and eBook on 9th November 2020.

The aim of the research was to gain a deep understanding of the data challenges faced by IT managers and their organizations, as well as investigating how LTO technology is supporting their strategic data management goals.

And the findings may surprise you!

ESG SURVEY METHODOLOGY

In this edition of BlogBytes we’ll preview the survey methodology. And in the next BlogBytes we will take a closer look at the results and how they can impact your organization.

But to start with, the ESG Tape Landscape 2020 Survey had four key objectives:

  • Understand the existing and emerging technology and business challenges and drivers influencing tape usage and purchasing strategies.
  • Examine how tape is being used and is expected to be used to support data protection and modern archiving.
  • Determine the technology requirements organizations have when it comes to tape solutions and evaluate the impact of cloud/hyperscalers.
  • Assess how growing compliance requirements and ransomware are influencing buying decisions and changing tape topologies.

 

There were over 300 IT professionals responsible for data protection technology decisions that took part in the survey.  They were from organizations with 100 or more employees with about one third in the midmarket tier and two thirds in the enterprise tier. The respondents were from multiple industry verticals including technology, manufacturing, business services, financial and others.

KEY FINDINGS

The study provides comprehensive insight into the minds of LTO technology users

The full eBook that accompanies the webinar contains a wealth of charts and statistics revealing what users really think about LTO technology as well as other storage platforms.  The areas that the report will cover include attitudes towards reliability, cost, security as well as tape’s suitability and versatility for different applications and use cases.  Arguably, it’s the most comprehensive insight into the minds of tape users that has been available for some time – and respondents have been candid in saying what they think to the independent analyst.

MARKUP YOUR CALENDAR NOW!

The ESG Tape Landscape 2020 user survey will be reviewed in a webinar sponsored by the LTO Program and will be made available on Monday November 9th 2020 at 0900 EST.  Click here for details.

WHAT TAPE USERS REALLY THINK

Examples of survey data contained within the ESG Tape Landscape Report

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