Everyone knows that backing-up data is vital. However many organisations fall well short of good-practice when it comes to backup and recovery. Backup windows blow-out, restore times are excessive, important data gets missed and too much time is spent managing inefficient backup technology. Similarly, archival is poorly implemented in many organisations--old data clogs up expensive servers while important historical records take an age to locate.
The costs and risks associated with poor backup, recovery and archival are considerable. While supporting outdated hardware and software is certainly expensive, the greater costs are organisational. The cost of not being able to recover an accidentally deleted file on deadline; the cost of having to rework a job because it could not be located; the cost of losing a week’s data because a hard drive failed; everyday occurrences that cost thousands.
Modern backup, recovery and archive technology overcomes these vulnerabilities. Disk-based backup and archive, de-duplication and advanced data management software can strengthen an organisation’s resilience and improve its bottom line.