In this report, we explore a topic that is gaining interest with IT leaders looking to do more with their data in the face of budget and resource constraints: Data Management as a Service, or DMaaS. A DMaaS solution provides the following through one vendor: backup & recovery, disaster recovery, archiving, file & object services, dev/test provisioning, data governance and security. This model eliminates the need to work with multiple providers and solutions for SaaS-based data management.

The idea of applying a SaaS model to what has traditionally been an IT-managed function would seem to offer several advantages, including reducing the burden IT faces in managing data infrastructure, bringing more cost predictability to the equation, scaling on demand, giving midsize companies tools to compete more effectively against larger enterprises, and accessing cloud-based apps and services to derive additional value from data.

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