It happened while searching for the power cable to charge the little camera – the one that is alright to get muddy and wet. Oops, wrong cable – that’s the one for the full frame DSLR that is best for family and fast action photos. Soon I had discovered a treasure trove of cables, adapters, splitters and other colorful gizmos that time forgot. If that can happen at a single house, just imagine what treasures are amassed across offices worldwide!
Over time, enterprise IT departments accumulate a wide range of data, hardware, software, user manuals and yes – cables. When it comes to data, industry analysts confirm that the amount of unstructured data is significant and it is growing much faster than other data types. Just think of all the documents, presentations, and photos that you create and share every week…. and that’s the tip of the iceberg. In many cases, unstructured file data is stored on NAS systems that users access via the network. So how can organizations best protect their treasure of unstructured data? Let’s take a look….
At the end of the day, backup administrators like to feel confident that data can be quickly recovered when needed. For that to happen, backup jobs must complete within the allocated backup window and recovery must be easy and efficient. EMC Backup, Recovery, and Archive Solutions provide companies with solutions that are fast, efficient, and scalable across the entire enterprise. For example, by deploying the EMC Avamar for NAS backup and recovery solution administrators can implement the industry leading Avamar NDMP Accelerator for fast, daily full backups via existing IP network links. And single step recovery eliminates the hassle of restoring the last good full backup along with subsequent incrementals to reach the desired recovery point.
EMC also has solutions for larger NAS environments, including large scale EMC Isilon deployments. For example, EMC NetWorker can also be utilized for backup and recovery depending upon your recovery point and recovery time objectives. And for enhanced backup performance and scalability, Avamar and NetWorker can integrate with EMC Data Domain systems. Backup data can also be replicated offsite daily via existing IP networks for disaster recovery – eliminating the hassle, cost, and risk associated with shipping tapes.
So if you are looking for the best way to protect unstructured data on EMC VNX, Isilon or even NetApp NAS systems, you need to take a look at EMC. With the peace of mind that comes from knowing your data can be quickly recovered when needed, you can get back to discovering the next treasure trove of goodies.