Without additional levels of data protection, companies rely solely on the availability and reliability of existing backup and recovery systems and have more options when errors occur. Therefore, redundancy is the key to a secure data protection.
Where a conventional backup is reaching its limits
integration of different technologies: the simultaneous use of multiple technologies promises additional security. But this is only true if the systems used are integrated together seamlessly and can communicate smoothly with each other. Albeit find virtual machines use, this integration becomes even more important.
Virtual Backup: Even with the dramatic increase of quantity and variety of business data, many companies are investing in external disk storage such as Storage Area Networks (SAN) that only offer an on-site recovery solution. If you want to replicate this infrastructure to ensure even off-site data security (off-site protection), this can be expensive.
Instead, one should shake gently on an approach that also includes the cloud with. Because the interaction between on-site and hosted capabilities can if both use the latest software generation, dramatically improve the speed of backups and the ability to meet the backup needs of customers.
The unknown or new challenges for backup of virtual machines can become another obstacle for companies if they do not know if they reflect their virtual files, split or copy should.
The right level of availability: How easily available should be the data and how fast can or should they be restored? Finding the right balance between immediate recovery for fast data access and release valuable disk space can be difficult for any company, especially for those who are not familiar with the potential of hybrid backup models.
Legal regulations (compliance): regulations, such as the Data Protection Act and the PCI standard (Peripheral Component Interconnect), has always brought challenges and barriers to IT as a whole and do with it this will continue – Backup is no exception.
While changes to compliance standards are necessary and inevitable, many companies are ill-equipped to keep up with the rapid pace of these changes and often do not have the right infrastructure, these adequately adapt.
The revolution in data recovery
Whether the data will simply be lost by user error due to a catastrophic event or, users need better systems to be able to plan for these potential problems and the inevitable need for data recovery.
In the 15 to 25 percent of unsuccessful backups, the causes of its failure were not known until the backup should be started. It is therefore time to approach the topic Backup differently and to understand the process as a continuous process.
The concept of cloud at times appeared to be only a worn buzzword, but is now an important part of IT that can not be ignored. The integration of cloud storage solutions with intelligent backup software data can be prioritized in a highly efficient manner, categorized and saved or restored. Either local copies or cloud-based storage to be used as needed.
How much customers are aware of the security problems?
Customers are often very well informed, but we also advise you. , Because it raises the question of how it can accomplish even own a business in today’s compliance requirements at all, to satisfy all claims and this with a limited own team.
What is your experience with the lack of standardization of cloud services?
Standardization is really an issue. We have opted for the VMware platform. Although there are tools to convert, a company should use the same platform as the provider in order to smoothly utilize the cloud services. Of course, we help companies and in the transformation of the platform.