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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.
This was first published in April 2007