Snapshot: Users big on centralizing remote offices

Users big on centralizing remote offices

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The move to centralize remote-office backups seems to be in full swing. Just shy of two-thirds (62%) of Storage...

readers indicate they've already brought remote backups into the main data center or are planning to do so. Compared to the results of a similar Snapshot survey conducted in 2005, a trend is emerging: The percentage of users backing up at remote locations has dropped to 47% from 54% two years ago, while the percentage of those performing centralized backups has jumped from 35% to 49%. And although 43% of those planning to make the move don't know when their project will finish, the same percentage of users plan to finish by the end of this year.

--Trina MacDonald

This was last published in April 2007

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