Buyer Beware: Considerations Before Purchasing Data Protection
July 31st, 2013 By: Colleen Miller
Faced with many data protection solutions, an enterprise IT person can find the challenge of selecting the right one for his or her organization daunting. Jarrett Potts, director of strategic marketing for STORServer, a provider of data backup solutions for the mid-market, wrote a series on the eleven items to consider before purchasing. We bring them all together in this post for as a resource to our readers.
Over the course of three posts, Jarrett examines 11 major items that must be considered before purchasing a data protection solution as well as the issues affecting businesses on multiple levels, including total cost of ownership (TCO) and time spent on administration, maintenance, support and recovery.
When selecting a data protection solution, it’s important to pick a product that’s easy to use. This column also explains why different data should be treated differently, how to eliminate the burden of virtual machine backups, and why all the talk shouldn’t focus on deduplication.
This installment covers how making the right licensing decision can save you money, how to scale data protection, why to set different policies for different data and the role of unified recovery management.