Gartner Research

Update Backup Policies Now to Reduce Cost and Risks

Published: 03 April 2018

ID: G00352833

Analyst(s): Garth Landers , Pushan Rinnen

Summary

Many organizations keep a single backup retention policy for all workloads, increasing costs or data loss risks. This research offers infrastructure and operations leaders practical guidance on how to redesign backup retention and how to use modern technologies for large file archives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Develop Multiple Policies to Match Workload Characteristics and Meet Business or Compliance Requirements
  • Use Modern Technologies to Rearchitect File Archiving, Reducing Costs and Improving Business Efficiency
  • Adopt Cloud Object Storage to Gain Online Access and Remove Hardware Refresh Cycles, but Form Realistic Expectations

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