The Value of IBM Spectrum Protect From a Remote Management MSP

The full value of IBM Spectrum Protect can be provided through a Remote Management MSP specializing in Data Backup and Recovery.

IBM data protection solutions, featuring IBM Spectrum Protect™, enable advanced data backup and data recovery for virtual, physical, cloud and software defined environments – as well as core applications and remote facilities. IBM Spectrum Protect, formerly Tivoli Storage Manager family, is a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family. These solutions offer value to any size organization with any recovery objective.

DataNew era cloud environments and applications such as analytics, mobile and social are driving huge growth in data volumes, making data the new natural resource.  The increased complexity and the general evolution of what we now recognize as mission-critical data. These increasingly complex data types are rendering your old data backup and recovery plan obsolete. There should be no hesitation to prioritize the review and update of the corporate data disaster recovery plan.

Central backup procedures must be reviewed for proper governance and assurance of data resiliency. This data is now mission critical and must be treated as legacy business data, just like Accounting, Payroll, etc. This provides an additional burden on the IT staff in understanding the implications of developing backup procedures for these diverse data types.

A remote data backup and recovery model using IBM Spectrum Protect, such as that from Salvus Data, is a direction that should be considered to manage the new data types and complexity. Salvus Data develops and remotely executes the business critical backup strategy. With the Salvus Cloud Management Data Backup/Recovery solution, the client has the most up to date data backup processes without the overhead and time to maintain it. In addition, the client has:

  • access to a team that spends their time doing backups 7×24 365 days a year.
  • the option to have Data Backup/Recovery efforts in-house or at the location of their choice.
  • an American partner who understands business needs within the United States.

The Salvus Data Consultants centrally monitors and manages the backup environments more cost-effectively and with increased service levels. For more information contact Salvus Data at 903-201-7233.

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How Does the SMB Execute Proper Data Backup While Data Types are Increasing in Complexity

The complexity of data is increasing. More types of data are needing to be included in business analytics for a company to best understand its place in a market. Business data is no longer the traditional structured type that comes from ERP and CRM applications. To remain competitive, the SMB must include unstructured data from POS systems, Social Media and other sources.

Big Data Backup and recoveryThis increased complexity increases the already stretched ability of the Small and Medium size business to handle Data backup and recovery. The Spicework’s Voice of IT report says that “…while over half (55%) of respondents believe their company’s spend is sufficient, 30% believe it’s less than sufficient. So what’s getting the “backup” treatment? Not surprisingly, the majority (67%) of SMBs back up highly sensitive data. But, this is only slightly more than the 60% backing up moderately sensitive data. Nearly 40% of respondents back up low sensitivity data.”

An offshoot of the new data requirements and example of increased complexity is NoSQL, also referred to as Not Only SQL. NoSQL  is a database design that’s used for very large sets of data, also called Big Data.

A Search Data Management post states “Arguably, the most popular NoSQL database is Apache Cassandra. Cassandra, which was once Facebook’s proprietary database, was released as open source in 2008. Other NoSQL implementations include SimpleDB, Google BigTable, Apache Hadoop, MapReduce, MemcacheDB, and Voldemort.”  “NoSQL is often mentioned in conjunction with other big data tools such as massive parallel processing, columnar-based databases and Database-as-a-Service (DaaS).”

The SMB has limited budget and Data Backup know-how. Their market has become global, while data has increased in complexity. And, nothing has reduced the need to provide protection against unplanned catastrophic events.

Where does the small and medium size business turn to develop and execute a data backup and recovery strategy – a strategy that will not reduce the company’s ability to compete, but, will increase its viability and sustainability.

Let’s look at the Salvus Cloud Management model. Salvus Data develops and remotely executes the SMB’s business critical backup strategy, while the SMB’s data remains within the network walls of the SMB.

With the Salvus Cloud Management Data Backup/Recovery solution, the SMB experiences the latest backup and monitoring solutions without the overhead and headaches to maintain it. In addition, the SMB has:

  • access to a team that spends their time doing backups 7×24 365 days a year.
  • the option to have Data Backup/Recovery efforts in-house or at the location of their choice.
  • an American partner who understands business needs within the United States.

The Salvus Cloud Management centrally monitors and manages the SMB backup environments more cost-effectively and with increased service levels. Salvus Data Consultants manage the SMB backups. Salvus Data Consultants can assist the SMB in controlling costs and eliminate inefficiencies by aligning business unit priorities with IT capabilities, helping the business achieve the objectives that are essential for growth. For more information contact Salvus Data at 903-201-7233.

 

Explore the Advantages IT Departments Gain From the Reshoring Trend

There is a growing trend of companies opening U.S.-based facilities to perform the work once done in foreign countries. The term used to describe a company moving services from a foreign country to the United States is “reshoring”; or “insourcing” if they never had a U.S facility before. IT departments of U.S. companies are actively watching this trend. America Reshoring IT Services

Before we can explore the advantages to the U.S IT market from this trend, let’s first look at why the companies that were once offshore are now moving their services to the U.S.

According to the Insights Report from Cassidy Turley there are several reasons for the trend of foreign companies opening U.S.-based facilities

  • Limited visas..
  • Excessive travel costs…
  • High shipping costs for finished products…
  • Proximity to prospective new clients…
  • Higher worker productivity…
  • Political considerations…
  • Labor unions…

When looking at the reason an IT department of a U.S. company would embrace this trend, three of the reasons from above are common advantages to both the provider and the customer.  Continue reading