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Study shows companies heads in the clouds for content management

by | Jan 29, 2010

More companies considering cloud content managementMore companies are willing to reach for the clouds in their content and record management, according to a recent study by CommVault.

More than half of the respondents in a recent global cloud storage survey said that they considering the use of cloud storage services now or in the future, said CommVault.

Reasons given for considering cloud storage ranged from cutting costs to recovery and reliability, although many still had concerns about privacy and security.

"Many of our customers are considering cloud storage to keep pace with rapid data growth and reduce internal IT costs," said David West, vice president of marketing and business development at CommVault. "Still, they”re worried about security, complexity and reliability."

More than 50 percent of the 535 participants regard cloud services as a way of reducing IT costs and addressing growing data volumes, said the company. Another 33 percent of respondents ranked offsite disaster recovery as the top benefit of moving to cloud storage.

Overall, many companies are already preparing for the move to cloud storage, said CommVault.

Forty-three percent of companies surveyed said they expect to store between 6 TB and 75 TB of data in the clouds, with 24 percent planning to retain it for more than six years.