Data protection is used to describe both the operational backup of data and business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR). Data protection strategies are evolving along two lines: data availability and data management. Data reliability means that data is complete and accurate, and it is a crucial foundation for building data trust across the organization. Ensuring data reliability is one of the main objectives of data integrity initiatives, which are also used to maintain data security, data quality, and regulatory compliance.
Enterprise Data Protection and Reliability Options
- Replicate Data Within a Local Device: replicating in a local drive is the easiest and fastest, it is also the more expensive method. You’ll get the fastest possible availability speeds and the greatest degree of customizability because, well, it’s right there for you. Recovery can also be notably quick if you already have snapshots of your existing data backups in place.
- Replicate Data to a Data Center: data centers offer a fantastic way to protect your data with redundancy, but they can take a bit longer to recover and restore data when compared to on-site disaster recovery tactics (such as the host-based replication mentioned earlier).
- Replicate Data in the Cloud: cloud data protection and reliability services offer a robust mix of recovery speed and accessibility, it can scale to meet your growth with little hassle to your operations.
Disaster Recovery Strategies
A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented, structured approach that describes how an organization can quickly resume work after an unplanned incident. A DRP is an essential part of a business continuity plan (BCP).
When disaster strikes, the recovery strategy should start at the business level to determine which applications are most important to running the organization. The recovery time objective (RTO) describes the amount of time critical applications can be down, typically measured in hours, minutes or seconds. The recovery point objective (RPO) describes the age of files that must be recovered from data backup storage for normal operations to resume.
CloudTier Storage Tiering SDK allows you to integrate your existing on-premises applications with the remote cloud storage infrastructure in a seamless, secure, and transparent fashion. The cloud tiering is a data storage technique which automatically moves data between high-cost on-premise storage and low-cost remote cloud storage, it provides a native cloud storage tier, it allows you to free up on-premise storage capacity, by moving out cooler data to the cloud storage, thereby reducing capital and operational expenditures.
A stub is created for and replaces each migrated file in the fast disk drives. On the local system, a stub file looks and act like a regular file. When you or a Windows application accesses a migrated file stub, the Windows operating system transparently directs a file access request to the Tiered Storage Filter driver. This driver retrieves the full file from the repository to which it was migrated.