Downtime and data loss pose intolerable risks to every business today. From IT
departments to the Board Room, managers recognise the importance of business uptime and data protection to maintain continued success, productivity and profi tability. Business and IT managers need a data protection strategy that keeps the organisation’s business doing business. For IT departments, this is a high priority. Businesses face a variety of risks to their data such as accidentally deleted files, data corruption from viruses or hacker attacks, software/hardware failures, power outages, or larger-scale disasters that can disable an entire geographic region.
In today’s world, data protection goals are not confi ned to providing a timely off site disaster recovery plan. Continuous, ongoing data protection and quick local recovery are also required because the majority of downtime events do not require a failover of the entire business to a remote geographic site.