Businesses of all sizes are witnessing an explosion in the volume of data they hold. Whether it is the result of the Internet, email, or increasingly heavy and media-rich application software, there is a massive growth in the volume of data all around. Conservative estimates from IDC, place data growth at approximately 80% per year. Data is increasingly being recognized as one of the real assets of a company, and losing this data would cause severe damage to any organization.
What is your data worth?
Data loss can be very costly, particularly for organizations in the small and medium business (SMB) market where the difference between survival and closure can rest on the ability to recover from a disaster. At the very least, critical data loss will have a financial impact on companies of all sizes. At its worst, critical data loss can result in business collapse.
With ever-increasing amounts of data to be stored, real threats of data loss, and increasing government legislation, it is little wonder that data protection has become a high priority. It is not just large and enterprise corporations that must protect their data, however. Predicted annual spending on data storage hardware, software, and services by SMBs is expected to more than quadruple.
Businesses of all sizes are looking for solutions that:
- Reliably use the best technology for the application. They cannot afford backup failure.
- Are simple to use and maintain—with ongoing low cost of ownership and low levels of complexity.
- Provide enough capacity and enough performance. The backup must happen within the available backup window.
- Offer a choice of suppliers and ease of data interchange.
Backup Process Types
Regardless of the repository model that is used, the data has to be stored on some data storage medium.
Management of Data Repository
Regardless of the data repository model, or data storage media used for backups, a balance needs to be struck between accessibility, security and cost. These media management methods are not mutually exclusive and are frequently combined to meet the user’s needs. Using on-line disks for staging data before it is sent to a near-line tape library is a common example.
Manipulation of data and dataset optimization
It is frequently useful or required to manipulate the data being backed up to optimize the backup process. These manipulations can provide many benefits including improved backup speed, restore speed, data security, media usage and/or reduced bandwidth requirements.
We help our clients through the process of identifying and implementing the policies for backup policies best suited based on their needs and compliances.
Solutions We Offer: Symantec Veritas, CA ARCserve, ASG Attempo, Voltais and many more.