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“Incorporating cloud backup into an overall data protection plan can improve recovery times — a key factor as tolerance for downtime keeps dropping.
However, there are a few key holdups to going off premises, noted Krista Macomber, senior analyst at Evaluator Group. According to Evaluator Group’s “Trends in Enterprise Data Protection” report published earlier this year, security of data in the cloud, regulatory restrictions and loss of control were the top inhibitors for respondents who do not use the public cloud in their data protection strategy. In addition, about 25% said that costs of using the cloud are too high and a similar number said that the cost is too unpredictable.”Back to Press