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Virtual data protection: Seeing is believing
This article is part of the July 2013 Vol. 12 No. 5 issue of Storage magazine
Virtual data protection is hard, but could be easier if you had a better view into what's going on. Learn how to increase visibility into your virtualization protection solution. According to a recent Enterprise Strategy Group report on Trends in Protecting Highly Virtualized Environments, virtualization rates as one of the top (or top) challenges in data protection. But digging deeper, one finds that five of the top six challenges in protecting virtual environments are related to visibility. Specifically, the top six challenges are: Recoverability of data (disappointing but not surprising) Validating backup success Validating recovery success Identifying factors impacting performance of backup operations Simplified views across virtual infrastructure Response time in troubleshooting backup failures, policy violations and so on Looking more closely at the root words -- validating, identifying, views, troubleshooting -- you can see that almost everyone is struggling with visibility. Consider this: When you're protecting a ...
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