Growth of a multiple set of Devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops is further pushing for the cause of proper backup and recovery infrastructure for an enterprise.
As enterprise go about doing their core activities, the world has changed, and it has changed so much that today’s IT priorities have gone way past of those about five years ago. And if we just look at backup and recovery, so much has happened on the device front that it is becoming more than important for an organization to look for ways and means to ensure better backup and recovery mechanism within the enterprise.
In earlier times, it was quite easy as IT managers and IT leaders were in an ideal position to predict data needs for backup processes just by looking at certain screens and it was quite simple. The world of IT is no simple today.
There are many complexities we live in now, these complexities are being bought with the help of many more devices and systems or sub-systems being attached with the overall eco system for an enterprise. This is where enterprise is set to keep its focus and create easy to manage systems.
Vijayant Rai, Director- Sales, Data Management from CA Technologies emphasizes the importance of data backup and protection today. “When we look at today’s enterprise and SME customers, today there is a phenomenal growth of data and applications in their business needs and hence this data needs to be backed up quite regularly and profoundly. The importance of data backup and recovery becomes very real as it ensures the delivery of applications from vendors to the customers,” he adds on.
Talking about the challenges on this issue, he said that enterprise still face this issue of implementing these solutions in a cost effective manner.
As the business users working within an enterprise carry many more set of devices today, the number of devices being support by an enterprise system is growing exponentially. And hence we are living in an era of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement. All this has contributed a lot towards creation and management of complex backup and recovery systems.
Driving a firm strategy for the enterprise, with this device driven growth, the enterprise backup and recovery planning process has become much more involved and engaging for the employees. And as enterprise segment look up to even greater number of IT assets, data recovery and backup and is surely going to be an area of great concern and hence an opportunity for solution providers and system integrators.