Data Storage: Buying Enterprise Data Storage Protection Systems: 10 Best Practices

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-07-20
 
 
 

Get the Teams Together

Commission both a testing team and an advisory team that represents the requirements of end users.

Get the Teams Together

Know What You Have to Protect

Conduct an initial discovery of what's in your environment with each vendor to ensure the POC testing plan is representative of the specific infrastructure.

Know What You Have to Protect

Test Big Data Workloads

Test large volumes of data to capture an accurate assessment of how the data protection system will actually handle the high capacity and high performance requirements.

Test Big Data Workloads

Shop Around

Compare vendors in a way that puts pressure on them to push performance to the full requirements of the enterprise