The more vital data you have in your organization, the more critical it becomes to protect that data. Even when you need to manage data growth and related issues like data storage, security, and efficiency, data protection is of paramount importance. Here are some ways IT departments are being challenged in protecting data:
- Traditional backup and recovery solutions can’t adequately scale to accommodate the volume, variety, and velocity of today's data. You need systems to back up data so you can restore it in case of loss. With data growth placing unprecedented demands on backup processes, how do you ensure these systems will keep key business information available and maintain an interrupted flow of data?
- Siloed storage generates massively redundant data sets that overload backup systems and complicate restore operations. You need high-performance solutions that enable you to prevent IT system outages. What if an outage is inevitable? What can you do to ensure these systems will keep your business operational through any failure?
- Data archived for governance or compliance is inaccessible and therefore, unable to provide any business value. You need archiving solutions to safely store all the data that business and regulatory requirements demand you save. As the amount of data grows, how do you ensure these systems not only allow you to manage compliance and risk, but also let you control costs and add value to your data? Traditional archive solutions do a great job of storing information but access and retrieval is often painful. Active archive solutions give you the ability to place data that does not change or is infrequently accessed in the right tier of storage without complex interfaces. Making archives faster and more accessible increases the value and usability of archive data.
- Increased data mobility means you need to protect data even when it's off-site. Whether it's the concept of bring your own device, usability outside the office walls, or accessibility of the information without compromising security – you need to keep corporate data/assets safe while allowing employees to do their work wherever they are.