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Five Key Considerations for Backup & Recovery

  • Five Key Considerations for Backup & Recovery-

    How quickly and efficiently can data be backed up? When an appliance is first added to the system, the first complete backup will take some time. However, once the first backup is complete, updates should take only a few minutes each day, and be virtually unnoticed by end users on the network, assuming business-grade network connectivity is in place. If a slow backup causes a general network slowdown for end users, IT might be forced to suspend backups, completely derailing the data protection plan.

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Five Key Considerations for Backup & Recovery

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    How quickly and efficiently can data be backed up? When an appliance is first added to the system, the first complete backup will take some time. However, once the first backup is complete, updates should take only a few minutes each day, and be virtually unnoticed by end users on the network, assuming business-grade network connectivity is in place. If a slow backup causes a general network slowdown for end users, IT might be forced to suspend backups, completely derailing the data protection plan.

All enterprises need reliable, efficient data protection and recovery – it is fundamental to business survival. In recent years, mid-sized businesses and distributed enterprises have been largely underserved by data protection hardware due to its high cost at a time when enterprises struggle to keep up with the rising tide of data. While hiring a full-time resource dedicated to managing data backup may not be feasible for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), many software packages, appliances, target arrays and services provide comprehensive data protection and recovery. Mason Swenson, product marketing manager for Imation’s Nexsan solutions, offers five important considerations specifically for SMEs when evaluating their data protection needs and plan.