- Business requirements can be vague. Not knowing the business needs often results in overexpenditure and overexposure to liability through data hoarding.
- Backup options are abundant. Disk, tape, or cloud? Each has drawbacks, efficiencies, and cost factors that should be considered.
- Backup infrastructure is never greenfield. Any organization with a history has been doing backup. Existing software was likely determined by past choices and architecture.
- Don’t let failure be your metric.
The past is not an indication of future performance! Quantify the cost of your data being unavailable to demonstrate value to the business.
- Stop offloading backup to your most junior staff.
Data protection should not exist in isolation. Get key leadership involved to ensure you can meet organizational requirements.
- A lot of data is useless. Neglecting to properly tag and classify data will lead to a costly data protection solution that protects redundant, useless, or outdated data
Impact and Result
- Determine the current state of your data protection strategy by identifying the pains and gains of the solution and create a business-facing diagram to present to relevant stakeholders.
- Quantify the value of data to the business to properly understand the requirements for data protection through a business impact analysis.
- Identify the attributes and necessary requirements for your data tiers to procure a fit-for-purpose solution.
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