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Five Key Considerations for Backup & Recovery

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    What is the cost – not just to acquire, but also to operate?  Key total cost of ownership (TCO) considerations include energy efficiency, maintenance, and scaling up the system to manage data growth. A tiered storage strategy is critical here. Tying storage system performance and cost to the value of the data, and quickly moving fixed content and other non-production information onto reliable, lower cost systems will help manage cost while delivering on the access level and recovery time objectives required.

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    What is the cost – not just to acquire, but also to operate?  Key total cost of ownership (TCO) considerations include energy efficiency, maintenance, and scaling up the system to manage data growth. A tiered storage strategy is critical here. Tying storage system performance and cost to the value of the data, and quickly moving fixed content and other non-production information onto reliable, lower cost systems will help manage cost while delivering on the access level and recovery time objectives required.

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.