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When it comes to backup, the architecture you deploy should be a tool you use to achieve your recovery objectives. The cloud can help you meet your objectives, but it is a precision tool that fits some use cases far better than others.

  • Bandwidth requirements can make the cloud unsuitable for extremely large data sets.
  • The speed of data transmission may also make the cloud an unattractive option for data that requires a highly aggressive recovery time objective.
  • The cloud makes more sense for replicating small, infrequent, or incremental backups that do not have rigorous recovery requirements, or for organizations who want to greatly simplify hands-on backup management of their present strategy.

Evaluate the business case for cloud backup and make an informed decision; then assess opportunities and readiness for your organization.

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Create a Game Plan to Implement Cloud Backup the Right Way

Optimize your backup initiative and mitigate the challenges of the cloud.

Solution Set Steps

  1. Understand the benefits and risks of targeting backups to the cloud
    • Storyboard: Create a Game Plan to Implement Cloud Backup the Right Way
  2. Determine if the cloud can meet the organization's data requirements
  3. Mitigate the Challenges of Backing Up to the Cloud
  4. Build a Cloud Backup Implementation Roadmap

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