The Backup and Recovery Conundrum

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Click through for results of a survey conducted by Symantec focusing on backup and recovery practices.

One of the most common complaints that can be heard inside any IT organization is the amount of information that needs to be backed up and the lack of time to do it. The assumption, of course, is that backup technologies are not keeping pace with the backup window demands of the modern IT organization.

But a closer look at the data management practices of 1,680 global IT organizations with 500 employees or more, conducted by Symantec, finds that far too many of them don’t have any real strategy when it comes to backup and recovery. In fact, many of them can’t distinguish between information they should be backing up because the organization may need to recover it quickly, and information that simply need to be archived to meet legal requirements.

The end result is that IT organizations are in many cases trying to back up huge amounts of data that for the most part would be better handled by an archiving system.

The challenge facing IT organizations might not be the amount of data they need to manage, but rather the lack of a rational approach to solving the problem that winds up with IT organizations using the wrong tools for the wrong job.

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