Category: Backup

Five Challenges of Managing Air-gapped Technologies Using Backup Software

The threat of ransomware has put a heightened focus on the value and integrity of organizations backups. To maintain their value, more organizations embrace air-gapped technologies to protect their backups from a ransomware attack. However, when introduced, air-gapped technologies present five specific management challenges. Prior to using these technologies, organizations should verify their backup software effectively addresses the management challenges they present.

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Backup Solutions Still Have a Home in Today’s HA World

Driven by their intolerance for downtime, organizations seek out highly available technologies and infrastructures to host their applications and data. Unfortunately, even given access to almost unlimited resources organizations get no guarantees of perpetual uptime. To address this shortcoming, organizations must continue to give backup solutions a home in their highly available (HA) world.

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Distinguishing Features of Large, Midsize, and Small Enterprise VMware vSphere Backup Solutions

Recent DCIG research revealed the characteristics that distinguish large, midsize and small VMware vSphere backup solutions from one another. VMware offers APIs that backup software may use to integrate with vCenter to centralize and administer data protection. These integrations with and leveraging of the VMware APIs influence which types of enterprise environments these backup solutions best fit.

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TOP 5 Questions to Ask a VMware vSphere Backup Solution Provider

Selecting the best solution for any project, regardless of what it is, starts with asking the right questions. To select the best VMware vSphere backup solution, the process is the same. Begin with a list of questions to ask the provider. These represent the TOP 5 questions organizations should ask to identify the best vSphere backup solution for their environment.

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