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Published: 16 Oct 2012

The millions of dollars thrown at backup solutions haven't cured the main problems of slow or failed restores, shrinking backup windows and backups running too slow or too long. Backup challenges are growing daily. New data retention, archiving and vaulting requirements go well beyond the midnight start time of backups some organizations are accustomed to. Analyzing your environment To start identifying the right backup software product for your organization, implement a two-step process: First, take a business focus. Start by identifying the requirements of your applications. For instance, a midtier organization with 500 end users and 30 to 40 servers may conclude a midtier backup software product would meet its needs. But if the mix of applications includes an online transaction processing (OLTP) application with an Oracle database backend that has no backup window, that midtier backup software solution by itself may or may not have the right features to accommodate that requirement. Conversely, a midtier environment that does primarily file services and ... Access >>>

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