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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Data Backup is One Necessary Step in Staying Prepared for Unexpected Events

There is a continuing conversation on what effects climate change and fracking are having on our environment. However, there seems to be no disputing the increase of natural disasters in the past few years when compared to periods in the previous century.

Internet of Things backupAs stated in the Iron Mountain Blog post What’s Shaking: Preparing for the Next Big One “According to a recent U.S. Geological Survey report, the number of major domestic earthquakes (magnitude 7 or greater) in the first quarter of 2014 was more than double what the national average has been since 1979. And that doesn’t even include hundreds of smaller, man-made temblors caused by fracking and oil drilling; incidences of these events quadrupled in Oklahoma this year.”

In the world of enterprise data, there are other trends impacting the perspective of business, while they prioritize their data backup and resilience programs.

Big Data

Customers using Data Backup and Recovery Solutions are reevaluating their present backup and recovery strategies. This is being motivated due to the increase in data complexity because of data variety, velocity and volume.

Hadoop

To help businesses of all sizes manage Big Data, there is Hadoop. The Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using a simple programming model.

The Internet of Things

Businesses are integrating specialized devices and applications with core business processes for analytics and advanced business processing. This data from these specialized devices in cars, water meters, etc., has now become corporate data.

These new data types present a need for even more focus on the ability to recover from a catastrophic event quickly. However, the SMB is not often staffed or tooled to design and execute a backup strategy of this level of complexity. The solution is a Data Backup/Recovery Managed Service Providers (DB/R MSP) that provides remote management of the Backup process, along with professional Disaster Backup and Recovery consultation. Contracting a data backup consultant with the model of remote DB/R management allows the business to maintain their data locally without the need to hire new staff or train existing staff in sophisticated data backup and recovery processes.

Big Data Growth Drives Backup Requirements

Managing Big Data is a matter of cutting Macro data into Micro data slices. The large amounts of unstructured data need to be reduced to a view depicting each customer and prospect. When this occurs, the data is transformed into valuable market information that can help drive profits through targeted campaigns and company initiatives.
Evaluating data

Truaxis Insights states that organizations with successful implementation of advanced analytics see 33% more revenue growth and 12X more profit growth.

When looking at the retail industry some obstacles standing in front of full implementation have been that 80% of a retailer company’s data is unstructured according to Truaxis. Unstructured data is difficult to manage and interpret. Over half of the retailers are flooded with more data than they can handle.

While managing and analyzing the data is a challenge, ensuring the integrity of the data is also a factor that cannot be ignored. This data is mission-critical.

A Big Data implementation presents a need for even more focus on the ability to recover from a catastrophic event quickly. However, the IT staff is not often staffed or tooled to design and execute a backup strategy of this level of complexity.  The other consideration is that data backup and recovery can be managed remotely without having the live data be transferred to or running in a cloud environment.

There are Data Backup/Recovery Managed Service Providers (DB/R MSP) that provide remote management of the Backup process, along with professional Disaster Backup and Recovery consultation. A company should look to a service provider that specializes in complex backup strategies while leaving the IT staff time to manage the daily tactical and long-term strategic activities.