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5 Key Challenges You Must Solve With Your Next Backup Platform

Published: 20 August 2019

ID: G00407037

Analyst(s): Nik Simpson


New data locations and application types, data growth, increased data value, more-demanding recovery time objectives, and ransomware challenge backup implementations. Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for data protection will need to adopt new backup technologies and procedures.

Table Of Contents


  • Protect Data Regardless of Application or Location
  • Expand the Use of Public Cloud
  • Scale Performance and Capacity
    • Reduce Backup Retention Periods
    • Separate the Archiving and Backup Processes
    • Use a New Backup Architectures
  • Protect the Backup Repositories
    • Users, Systems and Applications
    • Security of Backup Administrator Accounts
    • Backup Repository
  • Ransomware Detection and Mediation
  • Handle Legacy Systems and Data
    • Ability of New Platform to Support Legacy Platforms
    • Retention Period
    • Size of the Backup Archive
    • Number and Variety of Legacy Platforms

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