Introduction

Data protection is critical for business success.  With ever increasing infrastructure complexity, compliance and regulatory driven requirements, integration of cloud services, mobility, and rapid data growth, traditional backup technologies are no longer keeping pace.  As the modern data center continues to evolve, so must disaster recovery and backup technologies.

Any IT modernization discussion should include considerations for how the evolving data center and business requirements will impact backup and disaster recovery.  Including these considerations as core topics/questions will help ensure disaster recovery and backup technologies evolve in parallel with overall business and IT strategy.

1)    Backups do not complete within acceptable backup window

2)    Too many segregated backup technologies

3)    Current backup technologies are difficult to manage

4)    Backup processes require significant manual interaction/intervention

5)    Current backup technology may not meet RTO and RPO requirements

6)    Backups negatively impact performance in the production environment

7)    Limited support for integrated cloud technologies

As the technology evolution continues, as platforms that host production applications and data change, protection methods must keep pace.  Increasing dependencies on data, tightening restrictions on downtime and data-inaccessibility, security requirements, and customer expectation have given rise to a broader range of recovery options, increasing agility and improving adherence to RPO and RTO objectives.  In order to keep pace companies must employ a broader range of protection solutions.

RSM has implemented and partnered with industry leading disaster and backup providers, we’d welcome the opportunity to assist with your evaluation of needs and cloud computing.  For more information on this or other ways to increase IT efficacy review our service offerings. Or, contact RSM’s technology consulting professionals at 800.274.3978 or email us.