Reimagining data protection requires due diligence and defense in depth
To cut on costs and increase the efficiency in production, most companies have resulted to take a significant cut on the number of their staff. This means that companies and firms are increasingly getting dependent on technology and IT. This means that a lot of care should be taken as even the tiniest interruption of machinery or technology at any stage of the production process can lead to unpredictable losses, damages and failures. Most experts especially in IT related fields understand why data in a firm or even at an individual level should be protected. However, the question is, which strategy should be used to ensure that data and information is stored in a secure manner and still remain easily accessible?
Disk array experts or vendors tend to become biased when it comes to disk to disk mirroring. This is usually between two or even more arrays on the same platform or raised floor or copying data from disk arrays that are located in different geographical locations. Tape vendors argue that almost ninety percent of the whole world’s data is kept safe by using their technology. It is not surprising therefore that most vendor-based arguments on data security end up with a question of which technology between disk and tape is the best.
All said and done, the fact remains that, data is different. The importance of a data or value is derived from the technicality or the critical role it plays in a given business. This is the reason why data protection in any business must be guided by the due diligence of the business process and analysis. It is very important that you analyze and be able to identify the business processes that are more critical and the ones that are just merely important. It is also very important that you be able to carry out a physical mapping of your business processes to their necessary data. This should involve all the data produced and utilized by the process. You should also analyze the data proximity to its infrastructure or ease of access.
The bottom line in all this issue remains that, data is a very crucial component of any business or firm. As such, all the best defense mechanisms must be applied to keep the data safe, secure and easy to access whenever the need for them arises.
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