More Organizations Turn to Cloud to Reduce Data Storage Pressure

As storage requirements continue to spiral upward, more organizations are relying on the cloud to help them do data management, backup, data warehousing, development/test and archive, according to a new research report, based on a survey among members of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG),  that was conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc.

The Oracle-sponsored research included the responses of 361 data managers and IT professionals from organizations of all sizes and across various industries.

The survey found that as organizations work to keep pace with the growth of data, they are also employing new strategies and approaches to manage data as well as help to improve the speed of data delivery, protection, and integration. According to the survey report, the volume of data to be stored is rising into the petabyte range for many organizations, and business growth, especially digital business, is heightening data proliferation, along with new requirements for analytical applications.  Backup is also cited as another key contributor to data growth.  

Data protection is seen as a high priority for data managers, who are also addressing the need for availability and high performance. To help them deal with growing requirements, the survey found that close to two in five managers and IT professionals are weighing the use of public cloud services as backup resources for their databases.

Fast-growing sites in the survey are more likely to have a larger proliferation of databases versus slow-growing sites, and faster growing data sites are also more likely to have greater business transaction volume, and greater adoption of analytics. The faster growing sites are more likely to be adopting flash storage, private cloud storage, and public cloud storage, the survey found.

The executive summary of CLOUD STEPS UP AS A DATA STORAGE PLATFORM 2016 IOUG SURVEY ON ENTERPRISE DATA STORAGE TRENDS is available now, and IOUG members may download the full 36-page survey report by logging in on the IOUG site.