Gartner Research

Data Protection: Have a Plan and Be a Hero

Published: 07 March 2011

ID: G00209277

Analyst(s): Gene Ruth

Summary

Creating a backup strategy and mapping it onto an IT infrastructure is a daunting challenge. A solid strategy requires organizations to identify and map their data into a backup implementation that will satisfy a wide range of recovery requirements. Creating a strategy in an ad hoc fashion leaves organizations exposed to unknown risks and high implementation costs. To help organizations avoid data loss and minimize costs, Research Director Gene Ruth provides guidance for developing a backup strategy, plan, and consequent implementation.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Pre-Work: Assemble a Project Team
  • Step 1: Research and Analyze
    • Inventory the Data
    • Analyze and Define Data Protection Policies
  • Step 2: Architect the Implementation
    • Technology Considerations and Recommendations
  • Step 3: Execute to the Plan

Risks and Pitfalls

The Details

Conclusion

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