Backup Policy Updated
The Backup Policy addresses the issues that you struggle with including:
- How safe are your information assets in transit and at reset?
- What protections are in place to prevent hacker access?
- Does your backup and retention process meet all of your compliance requirements?
- Who can gain access to your data?
- What KPI metrics do you have in place?
- Will the use of the data ensure successful recovery?
Managing backup and recovery in today’s environment is a multi-dimensional challenge with both near and long term business requirements. Recent technological developments in disk backup have had a positive impact on short term data retention requirements (see also BYOD policy). But these improvements do not replace the need to execute and deliver on a long term data retention strategy which includes:
- Business and Regulatory Requirements Demand a Long-term Plan
- Manage and Contain Your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
- Encrypt Your Data for Secure Long-term Retention
- Weigh the Environmental Impacts and Minimize Power and Cooling Costs
- Simplify Management of the Entire Solution
Best of Breed solution
A “Best of Breed” backup policy and strategy considers how to:
- Back up critical application data – across mixed operating systems and storage configurations
- Restore desktops and mobile users quickly
- Restore systems to dissimilar hardware or virtual systems
- Back up data and system information to off site locations, so that you can quickly recover your business even from a total loss of your facility
- Leverage new cloud based backup offerings to properly secure, back up,and archive critical data.