Today Backupify announced another stellar quarter for the company (for details check out the news release). We’re pretty psyched to see organizations are increasingly turning to cloud-to-cloud backup to protect their data across cloud applications.
One important driver in Backupify’s growth and in the growth of the market in general is that cloud-to-cloud backup has truly gone global. What once began as a niche market in the U.S. is quickly gaining traction abroad. The UK, Canada, India, APAC and other countries and regions are investing heavily in cloud applications. Global spending on the cloud will be huge the next few years. According to SiliconANGLE, it’s predicted that the global market for cloud equipment will reach $79.1 billion by 2018 (with equipment including servers, storage, networking hardware and high-speed links).
Google Apps and other cloud-based productivity suites are quickly catching on abroad.
We’ve seen this first thing. In Q1 2014 University of Bristol out of the UK, Hammar Australia, and Acknowledgment, a creative agency in London, are just a few examples of the international companies that have signed up for Backupify to protect their Google Apps data. IT professionals across the pond are looking to follow IT best practices for their data - ensuring there is always a secure, second copy.
It looks like 2014 will be a banner year for cloud-to-cloud backup both in the U.S. and around the globe.