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Getting in front of backup
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 9 Num. 6 September 2010
Learn about a handful of key technologies that can help storage managers meet their backup recovery time objectives by making the first steps -- data capture and transfer -- simpler and more efficient. The focus on backup modernization during the last few years has been squarely on the backup target device: tapes and disks. That's where the majority of users have made the most changes. But now that so many users and IT shops have become disk friendly, there's a new focus on the front end of the backup process: the capture and transfer phase. In 2004, nearly 60% of Enterprise Storage Group (ESG) survey respondents reported backing up directly to tape. By 2010, only 20% were using tape exclusively. These days, approximately 80% of IT organizations tell ESG they're augmenting backup processes with disk, which helps them meet backup windows and recovery time objectives (RTOs). Still, exponential data growth means greater backup demands and a need for new backup processes. As a result, technologies such as continuous data protection ...
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