According to a 2014 FEMA-US Chamber of Commerce study, 40 percent of businesses fail to reopen after a disaster. Another 25 percent fail entirely within the first post-disaster year.
One of the chief reasons for these failures is the loss of business-critical data. If an organization’s backup system was designed before data volumes began to grow exponentially—or before IT infrastructures became highly virtualized—the company may find itself in a tight spot.
Modernization is the key. Here are six benefits you can realize by updating your organization’s data storage and backup infrastructures:
- Stop Wasting Time: Modernization shortens the time IT and storage managers spend searching for new backup and recovery technologies and suppliers. It also helps streamline the implementation of the best solution.
- Unify Backup and DR: Modernization also reduces complexity by taking a unified approach to data backup and disaster recovery.
- Leverage Existing Investments: You can also lower costs with newer technologies that allow the company to leverage existing investments more efficiently.
- Increase Performance: The modernization approach allows you to deploy additional storage options such as flash, SAN or NAS disk tiers, tape and cloud to accelerate responsiveness and performance.
- Streamline Recovery: You can also streamline your organization’s ability to recover applications and data from diverse environments.
- Manage Growth: With modernization, you can more easily manage data growth by deploying global deduplication and rapid snapshot-based protection.