Your volume of data has doubled or even tripled over the last few years, but have you changed how you manage and protect that data? More than 90% of organizations can’t meet their business recovery time objectives, and most haven’t tested the systems they have in place. Because storage solutions have fallen in price at the same time as their capacity has increased, many companies are now running into a new issue: how to back up all that data and recover it in a timely manner.
Being too busy to worry about backup is like being too busy driving a car to put on a seatbelt. ~T.E. Ronneberg
Backups are a means to an end, and the end goal is to recover key information in the event of data loss. That’s why the most important element to implementing any new backup and recovery plan is to do a full assessment of your recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives. This means identifying what data you’ll need to recover, and how far back in time you need to go to resume normal operations.