Paragon Software survey shows only 30 percent usage of cloud services in storage environment; local server storage the most popular backup method

Healthcare and Aerospace/Aeronautics Markets not Embracing Cloud Storage, While Tape Holds Footprint

Paragon Software conducted a survey among 377 IT professionals from August 29 – September 7, 2012. The results show that of those surveyed, utilizing local server storage was the most popular method (52.6 percent) for securing critical data in the IT environment, followed closely by Network Attached Storage (51.2 percent); with only about a 30 percent adoption rate of cloud services. Tape still maintains a footprint with a use of 38.8 percent. (Note: In some cases, multiple storage methods are employed within the same IT environment thus resulting in a totaling of storage methods greater than 100 percent.)

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