Develop a Backup Software Strategy
Meet recovery objectives while addressing modern challenges.
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Last Revised: January 15, 2013
- Backup infrastructures are changing. Recent developments, such as increased virtualization and expanding storage requirements, have created new challenges for meeting restore objectives while minimizing costs.
- Thirty-nine percent of organizations have recently implemented a new backup architecture, which is a perfect opportunity to consider alternative backup software. Backup software is only one part of the overall backup strategy.
- Virtualization is creating new challenges and opportunities for organizations in terms of availability and recovery, leading vendors to innovate and incorporate with recent developments in deduplication capabilities.
- Backup may seem boring, but it is too important to be ignored. Regular backup review, including analysis of alternatives, is critical to ensuring the availability of foreground business-enabling IT services.
- Organizations that evaluate their backup software but choose not to switch are just as successful as those that have switched in the past 18 months. Don’t let a failure be your evaluation driver.
Impact and Result
- When looking at backup software vendors, don’t be distracted by flashy new features. Backup software should really be called restore software.
- Failure in backup is failure to meet recovery objectives. Always evaluate features in light of these objectives.
Get to Action
Narrow down your list of backup software vendors
Focus on investing in features that help achieve your availability and recovery objectives.
Contrast and evaluate a shortlist of vendors
Select the right backup software vendor.
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