Data Protection and Recovery for Network-Attached Storage Over IP-Ethernet Networks
Storage growth and investment within enterprises is increasing at a fast pace. As businesses depend on IT infrastructures for higher productivity and competitive advantage, data protection and recovery are becoming critical for everyday business operations, especially during major failures or natural disasters. This highlights the need for data replication, backup, and restoration of operations, based on optimal utilization of IT resources. Today, customers are considering various approaches for protecting their valuable data and mechanisms for quick recovery. Factors affecting these infrastructure and policy decisions include cost of downtime, backup windows, time-to-recover, frequency of backups, maturity of technological options, and so forth.