The IT Admin's Guide to Avoiding Data Recovery Failures

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Today, recovering data requires more than reloading backup data on a new server. Infrastructures are becoming more complex, combining physical, virtual, SaaS, and cloud environments. At the same time, business expectations for availability are rising, and recovery time objectives (RTOs) for more and more applications are nearing zero. IT organizations need a new approach to data protection and recovery.

IT organizations no longer have the time to suffer and recover from downtime – they must ensure it doesn’t happen at all. This means looking beyond the backup process. Even the most carefully planned data backup strategy will be deemed a failure if it doesn’t work when you try to recover. Often, this occurs when IT teams are focused on backup steps – working to make sure they have an efficient way to make a copy of their data — without planning sufficiently for recovery.

There are two common scenarios where shifting the focus from backup to recovery results in a recovery plan that provides confidence.