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Protecting Your Data

Written by  RAYMOND TUCHMAN & DAVE MAXFIELD

Among DR/BC customers many plan to rely only on near real time replication and frequent snapshots as an appropriate (and only) solution for protecting data. And, while the near-real-time replication and frequent snapshots are essential to any disaster recovery and business continuity (DR/BC) solution for ensuring data is saved frequently, they work best as part of a larger data protection strategy – one that takes into account the value of the data and its role in the operations and recovery of a business. Replication Replication solutions provide a timely means of moving data from a primary site to a secondary or back-up site. In order for replication to be near-real-time, a business will need to be prepared for it to consume significant bandwidth and, for synchronous solutions, very low latency. In many cases, like-to-like hardware solutions must be in place. Replication is essential for any disaster recovery solution, but it