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Business Continuity Conundrum

Written by  Vickie Malis

There are two types of companies. Those that have already experienced a serious data loss and those that will. It’s just a matter of time. Unfortunately, most companies think their existing data storage and back-up plans will protect them from massive data loss. Too often companies are caught unprepared or unaware of a hole in their process. When faced with data loss or corruption, the back-up archive is one of the most appreciated and loved objects in the entire universe. However, if backups only extend to the perimeter of the enterprise data center, a rude awakening may not be far off. While we suspect this is true, we’re still faced with a perplexing problem: We’re now being forced to go beyond tradition enterprise data center backup – capturing users files on PCs, file servers, and various other forms of distributed and unstructured data – but we haven’t necessarily been given more resources