Backup in times of virtualization and IT optimization

Backup in times of virtualization and IT optimization

Forrester Consulting recently conducted primary customer research to determine how the global economic downturn would affect IT priorities and technology deployments in 2009 and how these changes would reshape backup and recovery priorities, budgets, and strategies.

In this keynote presentation, Stephanie will unveil the 5 key findings from this research:

  • During the economic downturn, companies will focus on consolidating IT, helping the company achieve regulatory compliance, and securing the company's sensitive data.
  • The economic downturn will not significantly impact backup and recovery budgets and continued adoption of disk-based data protection.
  • In 2009, companies remain focused on solving fundamental backup challenges including: improving recovery objectives, improving success rates, and backing up virtual servers.
  • Deduplication will become mainstream in the next 12 months.
  • Server virtualization will have a significant impact on backup and data protection strategies.


Stephanie Balaouras Principal Analyst, Forrester Research Stephanie primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for IT Infrastructure & Operations professionals. She is a leading expert in how companies build resilient IT infrastructures to support key business initiatives. During her three years with Forrester, Stephanie has been instrumental in the development of Forrester's research and offerings in business continuity, disaster recovery, and information storage and protection.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mar 31, 2009
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