Company executives, including CIOs and CFOs, have zero tolerance for downtime and data loss. These companies have established high availability requirements for the applications and critical data the organization uses on a daily basis. Sadly, most companies have not found a way to match these expectations with the harsh realities of maintaining the demands of the Always-On Business™. In fact, 82% of CIOs admit to not being able to meet the demand for 24/7 availability of IT services. Protecting your company’s applications and data is more complex than it was in the past and more important than ever. With the introduction of new technologies including virtualization, cloud computing and the advancement of more applications, the aging legacy backup solutions in use today are simply inadequate. This can result in unnecessary risk and pain for companies and IT administrators. This white paper will describe how data protection has changed and how availability solutions are now available that are much more reliable and efficient. Don’t take data protection for granted. Continue
reading to learn about the five fundamentals of modern data center availability.
Use an availability solution built for modern data centers. There are hundreds of data protection tools out there, but few of them are “virtualization-savvy.” Legacy data protection tools tend to see every “server” the same way — as a physical server. By incorrectly assuming that all servers are the same, tremendous inefficiencies occur when you attempt to back up
or recover applications and data. For example, lengthy file-based backups are performed when only small blocks of data have changed.