Data Protection, Backup and Recovery
Backup and Recovery technologies have come a long way. Server virtualisation and the data growth explosion have resulted in dramatic changes in the way backups are addressed. Ever decreasing backup windows with ever growing data protection needs have necessitated that organisations relook at how they address their backup and recovery strategies. Disk based backup solutions coupled with de-duplication technologies have had a huge impact in what is possible in terms of backups, integration between virtualisation platforms and backup technologies also provide some fantastic benefits to organisations in terms of speed of backup and recovery.
Data classification is the process of organising data into categories for its most effective, efficient and compliant use. As a part of the Information Lifecycle Management process, data management policies are defined to determine – what data types are available, where is specific data located and what are the access levels that has been implemented. Validate the protection level (Backup, HA & DR) that has been implemented and confirm if it aligns to business compliance regulations.
Data Orchestration and Migration
A platform designed to abstract data access across storage systems, virtualise all the data, and present the data via standardised APIs with a global namespace to data-driven applications.
The process of transferring data between storage systems, data formats or computer systems. Data migration projects are done for numerous reasons, which include replacing or upgrading servers or storage equipment, moving data to third-party cloud providers, website consolidation, infrastructure maintenance, application or database migration, software upgrades, company mergers and data centre relocations.
Is the process of moving data that is no longer actively used to a separate storage device for long-term retention. Archive data consists of older data that remains important to the organisation or must be retained for future reference or regulatory and compliance reasons.
Is the process of ensuring that data is available to end-users and applications, when and where they need it. It defines the degree or extent to which data is readily usable along with the necessary IT and management procedures, tools and technologies required to enable, manage and continue to make data available.
Disaster recovery is part of data availability planning and is developed in conjunction with a business continuity plan. Disaster recovery is a set of policies and procedures which focus on protecting an organisation from any significant effects in case of an adverse event, which may include cyberattacks, natural disasters or building and device failures. Disaster recovery helps in designing strategies that can restore hardware, applications and data within predefined Service Level Agreements and Objectives as dictated by business.