IT pros have seen great success with conventional business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) efforts. However, with rising storage needs, data privacy, cyberthreats and government regulations, legacy approaches to BCDR don’t work well with today’s complex data protection needs.
The fallacy of “more is better” results in large investments made across multiple vendors in order to protect an increasingly diverse set of platforms. This so-called “modernization” leaves IT pros with a complicated BCDR infrastructure that results in decreasing productivity, increasing errors and expensive overheads with few tangible benefits.
Instead of a piecemeal approach to BCDR, as environments change, businesses should look to adopt a unified approach — one with the flexibility and agility to adapt to environmental changes in both the short and long term. That means a single BCDR solution that meets all data protection requirements. Here are three solid reasons why a unified BCDR approach is the right way to modernize your data protection.
- FRAGMENTED DATA: Fragmented data has become one of the biggest obstacles to data protection. IT pros think that adding more backup vendors will ensure all data is protected, when in reality using multiple BCDR tools means wasting time sifting across different dashboards, bringing risks of interoperability and higher costs as well as greater risk of data loss. This is where a unified BCDR approach comes in. The “all-in-one solution” strategy provides visibility into your customer’s entire backup environment, making it easier to manage and protect data across silos and locations.
- FAILED RECOVERIES: Ransomware and other malware targets elements of the backup environment in an attempt to eliminate the possibility of a successful recovery. One element that is consistently targeted is the volume shadow copy service (VSS) to prevent successful backups from occurring post-infection. Add an additional layer of confidence with a unified BCDR solution. Recovery Assurance automatically runs a disaster recovery test to reveal how an outage would impact business continuity, and how much data your customers could lose — all from one place.
- CUMBERSOME BACKUP: A multitier BCDR approach makes data backup time-consuming, inflexible and expensive. As more solutions are introduced to the BCDR ecosystem, many aspects of managing backup need to be done manually. This inefficiency is often the result of an inflexible backup architecture that does not allow your customers to back up what they want, when they want and wherever they want.
Choose a Unified BCDR approach with Unitrends. Unitrends Unified BCDR solution simplifies management of complex backup architecture allowing your businesses to modernize data protection while cutting total cost of ownership (TCO) in half.
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