Industry Experts Weigh in on World Backup Day

Industry Experts Weigh in On Backup DayThe Backup and Disaster Recovery space is celebrating World Backup Day on March 31! It’s the perfect day to ensure your properly prepared for any disaster or outage. If your data isn’t backed up, Friday is the day to do it.

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Did you know that 30 percent of people have never backed up their vital data? That fact seems crazy, given that 113 phones are stolen every minute, one in 10 computers are infected with a virus each month and 29 percent of disasters are caused by accident, according to

You don’t want to be an addition to these statistics! Prevent that by taking the initiative and implement a backup solution as soon as possible. And if you need assistance in choosing the best tool for your business, download a free copy of our Buyer’s Guide for vendor profiles, questions to ask and an overview of the market.

And take a look at what these industry pros had to say about World Backup Day and the importance of having the right solution in place.

From President and Co-Founder of iland, Brian Ussher:

On World Backup Day, it’s a good time to recognize how far the market has come in protecting mission-critical business data. The scalability, flexibility and on-demand nature of the cloud means that backup and DR strategies that were previously only available to large enterprise customers are now also within the reach of small and medium sized businesses.  Indeed, many of our customers have evolved from onsite backup to cloud backup to a full cloud-based disaster recovery strategy.  While risks ranging from the dramatic; hurricanes, storms and ransomware attacks to the mundane; power outages, unauthorized changes and human error are only increasing, companies of all sizes can be confident that the technology and expert assistance is available to help them achieve IT resiliency and business continuity.

From Tintri’s VP of Product Marketing Chuck Dubuque:

“Data loss and disruption happens far too often in the enterprise. Research by Ponemon in 2016 estimates the average cost of an unplanned outage has spiraled to nearly $9,000 a minute, causing crippling downtime as well as financial and reputational damage. Legacy backups simply aren’t equipped to provide seamless operations, with zero Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) should a disaster strike. In order to guarantee the availability of applications, synchronous replication with real-time analytics needs to be simple to setup, monitor and manage for application owners and economical to the organization. That way, making zero data loss attainable suddenly becomes a reality.”

From Geoff Barrall, COO, Nexsan:

“Data is one of the most valuable business assets and when it comes to data protection chief among its IT challenges is the ever-growing rate of data and the associated vulnerability. Backup needs to be reliable, fast and cost efficient. Organizations are on the defensive after a disaster and being able to recover critical data within minutes is crucial. Breakthroughs in disk technologies and pricing have led to very dense arrays that are power, cost and performance efficient. Backup has been revolutionized and organizations need to ensure they are safeguarding their most valuable commodity – not just now but for the long term. Secure archive platforms are complementary and create a complete recovery strategy.”

From Cloudian’s CMO Jon Toor:

“When looking at the growth of unstructured data, the industry is bursting at its seams. IDC Research predicts that we will have a massive 44 zettabytes (or 44 trillion GB) of data on our hands by 2020. We have more than 200 million surveillance cameras around the world generating 18.4 billion gigabytes of storage every two weeks. Organizations around the world are pondering where to keep it, how to keep it and how to quickly access it when they needed it. This is why the object storage industry is about to explode.”

From Bill Wohl, CCO, Commvault:

“World Backup Day is a reminder of the importance of implementing a truly holistic data management strategy, one that ensures all data is backed up wherever it exists (including the cloud, virtual machines, mobile devices, and on any infrastructure). Such a strategy can not only mitigate business risk and improve IT outcomes, it can assure companies can activate their data to derive value and strategic insights that increase business agility and provide a competitive advantage.”