Data Back Up, Recovery and Erasure: A Guide for Corporate IT

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Data Recovery

Get proactive about data recovery.

Implement a data recovery plan before data loss occurs. Having a plan in place cuts down on response and emergency recovery time when an incident occurs. Start by selecting an expert, emergency recovery provider proactively. When making this decision, confirm the provider is able to recover from all media types in your organization's environment. Ask the provider to review their experience working with virtual systems, high-end enterprise systems or their success rate with tape media. Inquire whether they have the storage capacity to host all of your company's data, because in a worst-case scenario where an entire data center is lost, the provider must be able to host an organization's entire volume of data during recovery. Bottom line, planning ahead can reduce downtime and increase your chances of a full recovery when loss occurs.

Data. Today, it is practically a living organism. Corporate-created data is emerging, growing and evolving at a rate of unparalleled proportions. As the volume of data multiplies, organizations are striving to glean actionable insights and value from it. But to do this effectively, a company must properly manage data to keep a record of information they can use now – or in the future.

Many companies are not increasing their data management capabilities at the same pace that data is growing. In fact, 30 percent of IT staffers surveyed by Kroll Ontrack said they do not have clear insight into what specific information is stored within their tape archives — and that's just one type of storage system. IT departments must address how they back up and store information to be able to garner value from data.

In this slideshow, Todd Johnson, vice president of data and storage technologies, Kroll Ontrack, has identified tips that will help enterprise IT departments narrow down an approach to more effective data management. In short, companies must update corporate data management protocols to accommodate the explosion of data in the enterprise, implement technologies and services that support a healthy data storage process, and understand and apply data backup and recovery best practices.

 

Related Topics : Fujitsu, Storage Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Virtual Tape Library, InfiniBand

 
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