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VG Tuesday Tips: Key Things to Consider When Choosing Your Next Backup and Recovery Solution

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Enterprise IT faces many backup and recovery challenges they are eager to resolve. But before getting started with a selection process for a new backup and recovery solution, it’s important to understand any potential shortcomings in an existing backup and recovery environment. Can’t fix what you don’t know is broken!

First, take a minute to read through the checklist below of common legacy backup issues. This checklist can be found in our Buyer’s Guide to Modern Web-Scale Backup and Recovery.

If one or more issues above apply to your environment, you might want to consider replacing your existing backup and recovery software. There are data protection solutions on the market today that have rethought backup and recovery with a modern, web-scale point of view to address all of these deficiencies in simple and affordable ways.

Evaluation Criteria for a Backup / Data Protection Solution

As you read along with this series, and having reviewed the checklist, you’ve probably discovered the evaluation criteria used for yesterday’s backup and recovery solution no longer applies. It is no longer relevant to think about data protection and recovery as a silo of services and responsibilities.

Today, these capabilities need to be a core part of your infrastructure, not a bolted-on afterthought that adds more complexity to the environment.

Further, today’s modern, application-driven workloads require smooth data mobility between on-premises environments and the cloud. Organizations need backup and recovery solutions that are agile, offer infinite levels of flexibility, and can respond quickly to changing business requirements.

In the next few blogs, we’ll define critical attributes of a modern backup and recovery solution in order to help you understand available options for data protection. We’ll discuss capabilities such as:

  • Hyperconverged Platform
  • Single, Simple Management Interface
  • Cloud Native
  • Limitless, Transparent Scale-out
  • Guaranteed Data Resiliency

original post from Cohesity.