The popularity of hyperconverged infrastructure and cloud-based protection has changed the data protection landscape. But one thing hasn’t changed: The pressure on IT teams to meet service level agreements (SLAs). Improving SLAs for data and applications is now a top data protection mandate from IT leadership, according to 34% of ESG survey respondents. And 46% of those respondents say they believe the cloud provides the best level of recoverability. It’s likely a reason a hybrid cloud is now the “de facto model of choice”: Hybrid offers an IT organization the best of both worlds.