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Backup is a strategic and methodical process used to copy and ultimately recover data efficiently. It is also used to ensure your organization's data is available on a daily and operational basis.
The data center has evolved considerably in the last few years. The explosion of storage growth, the rise of business analytics, and the wide adoption of virtualization and cloud across environment has forced backup solutions to continue to advance in order to keep pace.
Backup solutions now account for the fact that data on a virtual machine could be moving across multiple physical hosts. The rise of disk-based backup solutions tracked directly with the exponential data storage growth. Tape was no longer a viable option in many environments as a primary backup option. Backup solutions allow for long distance replication to offsite locations for cloud environments.
An effective backup plan sets the foundation for your disaster recovery strategy and can help your
When evalutaing a possible backup solution, it’s important to consider:
Effective backup solutions include the following:
Backup software ensures the protection and restoration of critical data to the strictest RTO and RPO, regardless of type or if it is located in physical or virtual environments. Best of breed products offer continuous data protection (CDP) of both file servers and databases.
Backup systems can be disk-based (faster access and recovery) or tape‑based (lower cost and highly portable). The growing trend is moving to disk-based, as it includes data deduplication capabilities.
Most network data is redundant; the same file is backed up on multiple devices. Data deduplication reduces redundancy and saves storage and energy costs.
It is critical to transition older or less used data to a slower, lower cost disk based storage appliance for a period of time before eventually moving that data further to even lower cost tape based storage. This tiering can be performed automatically, freeing up staff resources for more strategic projects.
Off‑site storage of data is necessary to fully protect your organization from catastrophic events. These can be moved physically by taking tapes or removable hard drives to another location or electronically by replicating to a satellite location or cloud partner.
Account Manager and certified Solution Architects are ready to assist you with every phase of choosing and leveraging the right solution for your IT environment. Our approach includes:
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