Reformatting a computer from scratch after a catastrophic failure would require reinstalling the software applications & operating system and then restoring data & settings. However, using bare-metal restore is a technique to restore data which is available in the form of bare metal, i.e. without any need of the previously installed operating system or software. Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) helps an organization in creating a supplemental layer of insulation against an unnecessary downtime. BMR allows a user to back up a physical server disk image in its entirety, including the operating system and its settings, files, folders, apps, and more. Bare-metal restore helps in speeding up the recovery process by avoiding driver rollout, lengthy OS installation and configuration process, and application installation. Bare metal services are cloud based services where a customer leases hardware resources from a remote service provider.
There are various software which can be used to create disk images and disk partitions. Reinstallation and reconfiguration can be completed in minutes instead of hours using a system image created with disk-imaging software. Bare-metal restore services can be used in recovering the clean image and to get rid of virus, ransomware, or the results of these types of viruses, including locked or encrypted files, backdoors and cyber dangers, if it is infected by a virus or ransomware.
The increasing demand for cost-efficient managed services to achieve streamlined data operations, increased performance, and data security is expected to drive the bare metal restore services market in various verticals during the forecast period. Factors such as growing Big Data and increasing demand for effective storage also boosts the bare metal restore services market. Businesses are increasingly shifting toward bare metal restore services owing to the speedy restoration and flexibility during disaster recovery. It has virtualization, no operating system (OS), or applications. The other factors driving its demand is the increasing awareness of open compute project (OCP) and availability of bare metal services for Big Data applications, for batch processing, and microservices applications.
The global bare metal restore services market can be segmented based on service type, enterprise size, and vertical. Based on service type, the bare metal restore services market can be segmented into compute services, networking services, database services, access management services, professional (consulting, implementation, and support services), and managed services. By enterprise size, the bare metal restore services market can be categorized into SMEs and large enterprises. In terms of vertical, the global bare metal restore services market can be segregated into BFSI, telecom & IT, media & entertainment, transportation, retail & e-commerce, utilities, health care, government, and education.
In terms of region, the global bare metal restore services market can be segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, North America is anticipated to cover majority of the global bare metal restore services market. This is due to significant penetration of bare metal restore services across the region. In addition, presence of a large number of companies in the region is also one of the major factors affecting large scale adoption of bare metal restore services. Moreover, emergence of machine learning & predictive analytics and rise in the number of business applications are the key factors projected to drive the growth of the bare metal restore services market in North America. Asia Pacific and Europe are expected to see lucrative opportunities for bare metal restore service, due to increasing adoption and demand for enhanced disaster recovery capabilities.
Major players in the global bare metal restore services market include Centurylink Inc., BigStep, Dell Technologies, Inc., Rackspace, Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, Internap Corporation, Joyent, Inc., Limestone Networks, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Packet, Acronis International GmbH, Veritas and Scaleway.
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