Using object storage as a target for backup, disaster recovery, archiving
In many organizations, backup data accounts for more than 50% of all stored data. Although this does not translate into 50% of storage equipment, this much stored data costs money and significant resources to maintain. Given fast-growing rates of data growth, and since corporations are famously reluctant to delete large amounts of data, this percentage is only going to grow in environments using traditional methods of data protection. This amount of data growth plus flat IT budgets is causing storage architects and backup admins to rethink their data protection strategies. Several issues are forcing this reassessment.