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Data storage professionals facing cost and complexity problems, survey finds

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Complexity and cost are the two main challenges faced by data storage administrators looking to backup and recover information, it has been claimed.

According to the results of a study by Nimble Storage, over half of the respondents (53 per cent) identified the complexity of data systems as their main obstacle, while two thirds believe that tight budgets are standing in their way.

"IT managers are facing a crossroads. They need more responsive, easier-to-manage storage systems that won't break their budgets," said Varun Mehta, chief executive officer of Nimble Storage.

"With half of the storage professionals reporting that management time alone for routine backups and restores takes between ten and 40 hours a month, it's clear that the situation is quite painful."

Elsewhere, the survey - which asked the opinions of US businesses - found that 40 per cent of respondents acknowledged that their companies did not have an adequate disaster recovery application in place.

Posted by Richard Jones