Modern NAS backup and recovery: Identifying the key drivers

June 25, 2020 Derek E. Brink, CISSP Vice President and Research Fellow, Aberdeen Group Adjunct Faculty, Harvard University and Brandeis University

Digital documents (i.e., files) are an integral part of the core business processes and workflows for virtually every organization. Even in an era of digital transformation, Aberdeen’s research shows that files continue to dominate the way enterprise work gets done.

With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that most respondents in Aberdeen’s study planned to spend more on network attached storage (NAS) devices, which are specialized in serving files — with plans for increases outnumbering plans for decreases, in the coming budget cycle, by a factor of 11 to 1.

These trends have only been amplified in recent times, as countless organizations worldwide made a sudden and widespread shift to work-from-home policies in response to the pandemic of 2020.

Aberdeen’s analysis of intent data, based on the online research and consumption habits of hundreds of thousands of enterprise users, reveals that the top priorities in the amped-up WFH era are brought even more sharply into focus:

  1. Enable employee productivity and collaboration; and
  2. Ensure the backup and rapid recovery of the digital data they need to keep the business moving.


To learn more about the drivers, inhibitors, and quantifiable business value of leading modern NAS backup and recovery solutions, check out Aberdeen’s latest eBook, Modern NAS backup and recovery: Identifying the key drivers for secure enterprise cloud backup.

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