Archive / Backup
Data growth, budget pressure, rising service-level requirements, and new technologies like virtualization strain the capabilities of traditional backup and recovery processes but recent advances in data protection and management unlock an optimized strategy that:
- Dramatically reduces backup and recovery times (RTO)
- Works across the virtual/physical boundaries
- Deduplication lets physical and virtual machine backups run 70% to 90% faster.
- Policy-based management to data retention locally or to the cloud.
- Minimizes disruption from legal and regulatory Discovery
Backup Data is Not an Archive – Backups are for recovery. Archives have an entirely different purpose. They preserve inactive information as required by law and company policy—a task made necessary because even inactive documents may not be completely useless or irrelevant. But a well-designed archiving solution improves backup and recovery processes in other ways, for example by:
- Shrinking data stores for faster backup and recovery at lower storage cost.
- Supporting self -service recovery to build user satisfaction and increase service levels while reducing Demands on IT staff
- Supporting search by corporate Legal and outside counsel to locate relevant documents without IT assistance
- “In place” legal hold that protects documents or document classes from tampering without building a duplicate archive.
Backup/recovery and archiving solutions meet different business requirements, using technologies that have kept pace with the scale and complexity of enterprise IT. But an efficient, comprehensive approach to managing and protecting information uses both types of solution to maintain and even raise service levels in the face of growing data volume, budget pressure, legal and regulatory requirements, and technological changes with on-premises or cloud environments.