Over 80% of organisations believe their data is not protected well enough
Over 80% of IT leaders don’t believe that their data is protected well enough, according to a Veeam report.
As a result, organisations are expected to increase their data protection budget by over 8% this year, with reliability improvements and backups identified as top priorities for over a third of them.
Reasons for not being satisfied with current data protection systems include the “ever-present gloom of imminent ransomware risks”, and a belief that the current security is not as modern as the data production.
According to the report, just below a third of an average data centre consists of physical servers, 27% of a data centre is virtual machines, and 45% of a data centre is cloud-hosted server instances.
Despite this, serverless or container-centric workloads continue to grow in popularity, with 65% of respondents running containers in production in 2022.
This means that organisations are looking for data protection strategies to be inclusive of physical, virtual, and cloud-hosted workloads.
Businesses are also after security which ensures that no protection is sacrificed when workload is moved from one platform to another.
The report also states that over 80% of organisations have an “Availability Gap” between how quickly they need systems to be recoverable and how quickly IT can bring them back.
Plus, 80% say they have a “Protection Gap” between how much data they can lose and how frequently IT protects their data.
In the same report, the study found that just under 40% of organisations believe ransomware prevention and remediation is their biggest hindrance to digital transformation and IT modernisation initiatives, due to its cost and manpower.
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