With the New Year in full swing, have you kept your New Year’s Resolutions? One resolution that is worth making (and keeping) is taking stock of your data recovery and business continuity plans to evaluate what areas need improvement. Data is the lifeblood of any business and you need to have processes in place to ensure you can access critical systems in a timely fashion in the event of an outage or a disaster. It’s time to review critical backup and recovery plans and determine if they meet your company’s specific requirements for uptime Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) as well as your compliance Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
This year you’re likely continuing to seek new ways to leverage virtualization and cloud computing services to better meet rapidly evolving business needs. While IT focuses on transforming the data center, updating data protection and recovery strategies become increasingly critical. Often, existing data protection and recovery strategies prove unsuitable or are not optimized for new production, data growth, and compliance requirements. An outdated disaster recovery solution could add layers of complexity and cost, and make it frustrating to meet business continuity demands.
These and other important trends are converging to create chaos and great change for businesses across all industries. If it hasn’t happened already, you’ll soon be challenged to recover growing data assets faster, while also managing applications running across hyper-converged systems, multiple operating systems, multiple hypervisors and in the cloud. All of this is a must while also attempting to assure 24/7 access to critical applications.
Check out our latest whitepaper to get your DR plans in shape for the New Year and get the skinny on some of the trends that we see for 2016 and beyond. We’ll cover trends like:
- Variations in cloud backup and recovery solutions will continue to grow
- WAN bandwidth will continue to be an issue
- Why secure will still be a concern
- And more
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