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Shrinking backup windows is for the best

by on June 27, 2013

There's a mounting volume of information that every business has to deal with on a regular basis. Every day, more files are created, shared and stored than ever before, creating a massive backlog of information that needs to be retained and curated in case it requires further use. On top of that, maintaining a thorough inventory of past program images and corporate file assets is essential for handling compliance and continuity requirements. In order to balance all these elements without getting solutions bogged down by the sheer volume of data that has to be regularly backed up, companies are constantly on the lookout for more efficient ways to handle this mandatory process.

Locating the real problems
TechTarget wrote that, while some firms are busy looking at upgrading to new devices or deployments like disks, virtual servers or the cloud, there's no reason to change the tools themselves. As the source pointed out, slow backup windows are largely the fault of how infrastructure is laid out, not the hardware itself. Big data is causing internal networks to get congested with information, pushing individual file sizes ever larger and making folders, applications and other software offerings that must be stored and maintained toward a top-heavy profile where these resources are just generating too much data. Rather than upgrading to faster tools and spending a substantial amount of money on new network options, the solution should rather target better standards.

Implementing the best tools
Tools like B&L's Archived Data Manager can help speed up this process and shorten backup tape management significantly . In fact, by instituting this software, companies can enjoy up to a 90 percent reduction in total production catalog backups.

Best of all, ADM assists companies in reviewing their decommissioned and standard production databases through a single monitoring resource for easy management and continuity protection. This approach gives organizations far more transparency and enhanced governance as compared to services in the cloud or in virtualized settings, where the firm is forced to depend on the operational style of a third-party vendor. By using B&L's ADM solution, businesses can restore their sensitive data directly from their backup utilities, even if the original program used to create these documents is no longer in use. This gives businesses much more flexibility and accuracy in their overall information infrastructure and provides advanced peace of mind in all corporate operations.

New:Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:00:05 -0400

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