Backup, shift gears and change direction

There is an interesting quote from Andrea Mauro on a blog from, where he states, "We are in a new era where business is driving change in the computer. The solutions must first meet the needs of the company and then the technical needs. "

This is especially true when it comes to new era backup and restoration solutions.

"IT teams need a complete mind to meet the needs of today's enterprise backup. With the evolution of the business towards the cloud, the explosion data and virtualized and convergent architecture that overwrite traditional multi-level architecture, it's time to get rid of the old way of thinking and attacking backups and restorations Says Anton Jacobsz, Value Added Distributor, Networks Unlimited.

It publishes a buyer's guide to backup and recovery, published by Rubrik, a company named Visionary by Gartner in its Magic Quadrant 2017 for data center backup and recovery solutions and distributed by Networks Unlimited in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The comprehensive and vendor-neutral guide illustrates that in the past, the first batch of backup and recovery solutions was designed to meet the challenges of application tiers powered by a heterogeneous infrastructure. "As a platform of last resort, backup and recovery solutions have become the logical point of consolidation." Backup systems have had to move large amounts of data into large environments and manage them across multiple levels of media to control Traditional backup systems also had to meet long-term data retention requirements, usually using off-site tape archives, "he says.

To go forward, the guide reveals, "If you were building a backup and restore solution of today, what would it look like? How would it be similar to a traditional backup solution? The need to support customizable service level agreements based on Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Disaster Recovery and Disaster Recovery. archiving capabilities would remain the same.

"What would be different?" As IT departments increasingly adopt hybrid cloud models, they need a (hyper) convergent infrastructure with modular scalability and scalability. The solution must also reflect the fact that enterprise IT teams are adopting technologies such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, and DevOps to harness the value of data. the security priority, because ransomware attacks and data leaks are ever-increasing threats. "

Jacobsz continues, "This shows that IT departments need to live in the right state of mind, where they evaluate the current situation, including the phenomenal challenges and opportunities, and how they are changing the way business are conducted. By working together, the IT elements that were previously defined as technical become an integral part of the business – thus helping to play an important role in profitability, growth in the cloud and the era. Datas. "

As Rubrik concludes: "When you are looking for backup and recovery solutions, the solution must be simple and scalable. It should support the portability and accessibility of data in the cloud era. The total cost of ownership should be lower than what you pay for your existing system and offer innovative features. "

Rubrik's comprehensive guide also covers the selection of a backup and recovery solution for today and tomorrow, and is studded with knowledge and insights from the IT community. You can access the complete guide here.

For more information on the Rubrik solutions available in sub-Saharan Africa, please contact Richard Strydom at Networks Unlimited: [email protected] and visit

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