• 12/17/2008
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Sepaton Releases IT Budget Survey

Sepaton survey shows large enterprises plan to maintain or increase data protection budgets in 2009 despite slow economy
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- SEPATON, Inc., the leader in enterprise-class data protection solutions, today announced the results of a survey of large enterprise companies with at least 1,000 employees and at least 50 terabytes of primary data to protect conducted in November 2008. Within three business days, nearly 600 IT professionals responded, including 145 responses that matched SEPATONs criteria for an enterprise company as described above. This high response underscores the top-of-mind nature and importance of these subjects.

Key findings include:

  • Despite current economic pressures, nearly seventy-five percent of enterprise respondents expect their data protection budget to either stay the same or increase in 2009. Enterprises consider the need to protect data assets and to keep pace with data center growth among their top priorities.

  • A key focus of spending in 2009 will be on cost containment technologies for data protection. Enterprises are investing in technologies that reduce total cost of ownership by providing higher levels of data protection, control data growth, and scale capacity and performance.

  • Fifty-two percent of users who rated their data protection as insufficient cited “lack of budget to keep pace with technology” as the cause. Enterprises see new data protection technologies such as data deduplication as essential for maintaining service levels and regulatory compliance.

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