The rise of the hybrid cloud, the imperative to increase data protection efficiency, and the need to rationalize enterprise IT in the aftermath of the pandemic have all contributed to generating a substantial business opportunity for service providers to capitalize on Backup as a Service (BaaS) to provide customers with reliable, agile backup and archival operations.
The backup-as-a-service market is expected to increase to USD $17.73 billion from 2021 to 2026, with a CAGR of 33.15%.
With BaaS, organizations can finally move beyond slow, manual tape-based backups or other cumbersome legacy backup methods. BaaS provides a modern solution that delivers fast, automated backup-to-disk data protection both on-premises as well as in the cloud. The result is that data is kept secure while organizations realize cost savings and resource reduction.
IT teams have some primary needs around transforming their backup process that are important for service providers to understand, including:
Agility – Organizational needs are changing and growing rapidly right along with the shifting demands and growth of their data and data storage. To keep pace, they need a solution that adjusts easily as well as one that is flexible enough to meet growing needs across their organization.
Speed – Data volume directly impacts backup speed. IT needs backup that can move quickly while doing inline deduplication, without burning other compute resources.
Adaptability – IT also needs backup that supports locally captured data exports to either remote private or public clouds. They need a solution that can accommodate growth without cumbersome upgrade processes.
BaaS solves for these backup needs, helping organizations evolve beyond out-of-date backup solutions—while providing service providers with an ideal way to capture the market opportunity and grow revenue.
With Hitachi Vantara’s newly available monthly subscription offering FalconStor’s StorSafe VTL along with FalconStor’s StorSight, Hitachi Vantara partners and service providers can deliver a fully Hitachi supported, per-tenant solution consisting of trusted Hitachi servers, block storage and HCP–along with a powerful single view into multiple tenant activity.
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Gary Lyng is Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing, at Hitachi Vantara.