I’ve learned many hard lessons about the importance of backup and recovery planning. Waiting until a disaster occurs to think about recovering lost data and getting systems back up and running can lead to serious financial losses for businesses, as you have to deal with the costs of data loss and also the loss of revenue that results from systems being offline for several hours or days.
That’s why it’s worth talking about Dell EMC’s data backup and recovery services, which can ensure data availability even in the event of a serious system failure.
Although many data protection and copy management services exist, Dell EMC is several steps ahead of the competition with Recoverpoint. The biggest benefit of Recoverpoint is its wide scope of services.
Dell EMC is one of the few backup and recovery services that offers tailored solutions for businesses of all sizes.
In addition, Dell EMC services are significantly more forward-thinking than those offered by competing providers. They’ve recognized that backup and recovery services are only useful if they are compatible with the systems that organizations are already using to manage their backup processes. Whether you’re using tape, disk, or cloud for backup, Dell EMC can work with your environment to ensure all your data is protected and accessible.
In summary, the main advantage of Dell EMC Recoverpoint and Data Accessibility Services is its recognition that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to backup and recovery. Every business is different. Therefore, every business requires an individualized solution to meet all their backup needs.
It’s perhaps this approach to serving a wide range of clients that led Gartner to award Dell EMC the “Magic Quadrant” award for data center backup and recovery software for the 17th year in a row. To my knowledge, Dell EMC is the only software solution that has received this award so many times, indicating that it is truly a leader in this field.
Steps to Success
First, you need to recognize that backup alone is not a disaster recovery plan. I’ve seen plenty of organizations suffer serious setbacks after a system failure, not because their data is irretrievably lost, but simply because restoring it to a usable state takes such a long time. A serious delay in the restoration process can lead to businesses losing customers and revenue in the interim. Don’t fall into this trap. Make a strong disaster recovery plan before disaster strikes.
One important part of this planning process is putting a reliable system of version control in place for your data backups. Enterprise Copy Data Management (eCDM) is a useful tool that helps you keep track of your backups. When you have multiple versions of a file saved on different dates, eCDM lets you see which one is the most recent backup. It also shows you which backups are old enough that you’re unlikely to need them, so you can compress them and put them into archive storage.
It can be helpful to keep these old files so that you have a complete history of the development of your system and can roll back as far as you want in the event of a problem, but you want the older files to take up as little space on disk as possible.
On the other hand, your most recent backups should be kept in an uncompressed state so that you can quickly restore them to maintain data availability for your business.
Keeping multiple versions of your backups allows you to turn back the clock to a time when your system worked effectively. This is useful when installing updates, which can introduce bugs into a system, and when you have a well-organized system of backups, this is easy to accomplish.
Ultimately, developing a strong disaster recovery plan depends on choosing the right software to manage your backups. Dell EMC provides excellent backup and recovery software to help businesses of all sizes cope with a disaster.
No matter how you currently manage your backups, whether you store them in the cloud, on disks, or even on tape, it’s worth considering whether Dell EMC could help make your data more accessible in the event of a major data loss or system breakdown.
Check out the backup and recovery software that is currently available to help you develop a robust disaster recovery plan. With the right planning, data loss can be a short-term setback, rather than something that has a disastrous long-term effect on your business.
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