Businesses are now operating in a connected world, where customers, partners, and employees require constant access to data and applications
through a wide variety of devices and online portals.
Many businesses are currently executing digital transformation strategies
to satisfy customer and employee demands for constant data access and availability. While they are modernizing their business processes through the use of IT, they find that they also need to modernize their datacenters to ensure the required speed and reliability to consistently deliver a great end-user experience
Understanding cost and complexity drivers is important when evaluating options for data protection and availability solutions
, as cost has several dimensions beyond mere acquisition. Staff costs, operational costs, migration costs, licensing models, and, most importantly, the cost of doing nothing have to be considered when choosing a solution.
This IDC Executive Brief
discusses the cost and complexity challenges stemming from legacy backup infrastructure
, as well as the cost drivers and best practices that IT managers need to consider when choosing a modern data protection solution.