The Boring but Necessary Evil of Enterprise Backup Software

by | May 27, 2013 | Business Continuity

Enterprise Backup Software Isn’t Sexy but it Can Save Your Hide

Most of us always thought brussel sprouts were pretty boring…and mushy…and bitter too. But, our darling sweet mothers always thought they were necessary if we were going to grow up to be big and strong. School was pretty boring too, but unless we planned on being professional athletes, that was also going to be a boring, but necessary evil as well. Now that we’re working professionals in a fast-paced, high-pressure business environment, a good present-day analogy to boring ol’ brussel sprouts and snooze-inducing school would be boring ol’ enterprise backup software for all of your business’ critical files and data. Is it sexy, fun, or exciting? Sadly, no. But indeed it is necessary.

In fact, when thinking about an enterprise backup software solution for your business, it’s probably best if you just concede the fact that it’s something not so fun that you’re going to have to do, kind of like finishing your brussel sprouts before leaving the table. It’s actually best to not be distracted by flashy add-ons and widgets that may not suit the particular needs of your business anyway. You should always evaluate extra features in terms of what is really important, which is data recovery fast, accurate and secure.

Some things to keep in mind regarding enterprise backup software:

• Deduplication – a data compression technique for eliminating duplicate copies of repeating data. A technique that can be utilized to improve storage utilization and covered by most IT solutions providers.

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• Times Are A-Changin’ – The recovery landscape is changing in terms of increased virtualization and increasing storage requirements for most companies. The right IT solutions provider should have staff that is comfortable with the changing landscape and be able to customize recovery plans for the individual needs of your business.

• Get Onto My Cloud – Public cloud integration is a hot commodity and if it is a consideration, it is important for your business to know who integrates with the Cloud.

InvenioIT is an IT consulting firm in New York City. We help small businesses understand and use technology to transform their business, and improve their bottom line. Let us put together an enterprise backup software plan for your business. We’re so confident that we can transform your business and how it uses technology within three months that we will double your money back if we don’t. Contact us today!

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.