USEFUL INFORMATION – DATA
Businesses of all sizes are witnessing an explosion in the volume of data they hold. Whether it is the result of the Internet, email, increasingly heavy and media-rich application software’s, there is a massive growth in the volume of data all around. Conservative estimates, place data growth at approximately 80% per year. Data is increasingly being recognized as one of the real assets of a company and so losing this data would cause severe damage to any organization.
Backup is the last line of defense against hardware failure or natural calamities like flood and fire. The damage caused by a security breach or just accidental deletion of data cannot be tolerated at any time especially if the data cannot be recovered.
Whether planned or unplanned, downtime poses a constant, costly challenge to IT managers. Researcher IDC estimates that downtime costs organizations worldwide billions of dollars each year. It is not surprising, then, that many IT managers are in the vanguard of the effort to eliminate, or at least lessen, the impact of downtime.
No matter how good an enterprise’s network is, data loss and system crashes are inevitable. No matter what the cause is, when business information is not available, every minute costs money. This is precisely the reason why today’s enterprises need a plan that gets the network back up and running within minutes, not hours or days.
More and more industry experts agree that a solid disaster recovery plan incorporates the archival strengths of tape backup but also addresses business continuity issues with a disk-to-disk solution. Disk-to- Disk backup and recovery solutions offer an effective first line of defense, helping to minimize organization’s risks by ensuring they have backups to recover from in the event of a failure. For IT departments, that can help take the sting out of the prospect of downtime.