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Five Key Considerations for Backup & Recovery

  • Five Key Considerations for Backup & Recovery-

    If the data protection strategy and systems are not easy to implement, you risk mistakes or missed backups at critical times.  Additionally, ease of use and management capabilities are critical for evaluating long-term resources necessary to maintain an effective strategy, especially when IT resources are limited or outsourced. While some technology platforms may be more affordable, an administrator’s time to monitor could add significantly to cost. Look for solutions that enable storage administrators to set policies so that backups run seamlessly without much need for interaction.

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Five Key Considerations for Backup & Recovery

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    If the data protection strategy and systems are not easy to implement, you risk mistakes or missed backups at critical times.  Additionally, ease of use and management capabilities are critical for evaluating long-term resources necessary to maintain an effective strategy, especially when IT resources are limited or outsourced. While some technology platforms may be more affordable, an administrator’s time to monitor could add significantly to cost. Look for solutions that enable storage administrators to set policies so that backups run seamlessly without much need for interaction.

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.