Implementing High-Performance Backup, Recovery: 10 Best Practices

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2013-07-18

Data protection capabilities for high-performance, virtualized environments come with some of the thorniest issues in IT. Problems exist in how well backup and recovery practices work in both physical and virtual realms—because most enterprises now have both—as well as in cost and complexity. In a recent study published in eWEEK, which surveyed businesses in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and France, 85 percent of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) cited cost as an obstacle, 83 percent are concerned about their data protection capabilities, and 80 percent pointed to complexity issues. These challenges are based partly on continued attempts to apply traditional, physical-world strategies to data protection in virtual environments, instead of adopting a new approach. Enterprises are taking new approaches to the challenges they face in implementing data protection. For example, 55 percent of SMBs say they plan to change their tools for backing up virtual environments in the next two years. Here are 10 key recommendations for implementing a high-performance, cost-effective, grid-scalable backup and recovery system with high deduplication rates. Sources for this slide include Sepaton CTO Jeff Tofano and eWEEK reporting.


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