Are You Doing These Four Things to Protect Your Virtual Environment?

With the explosive growth of data, and the increased dependency on accurate and timely access to that data, many organizations are struggling with the complexity of protecting modern IT environments. The need to streamline operations has made virtualization a standard, and often shifts the responsibility for data protection from backup administrators to workload owners and administrators. Additionally, recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) are increasingly more difficult to meet, requiring automation to protect data in modern infrastructures.

That’s why organizations need a tool that lets application owners manage their applications without impacting the entire backup environment, while providing near-continuous data protection with snapshots of virtual environments.

When considering how to improve protection of your virtual infrastructure environment, it’s important to find out if you can:

  1. Ensure the security of your VM-hosted data with easy-to-use backup and restore capabilities
  2. Rapidly restore or duplicate entire VMs
  3. Have near-instantaneous recovery of storage systems with point-in-time snapshots
  4. Have the flexibility to use the data storage of your choosing (including on-premise and remote)

For virtual environments, organizations need a solution that deploys quickly without costly service engagements, and is easy to manage. For many large organizations, the solution also needs to be capable of delivering enterprise-proven scale, efficiency and data governance.

Sirius partner IBM just introduced Spectrum Protect Plus, a new, easy-to-use and easy-to-install offering that addresses the complexities of data protection and availability for virtual environments. Sirius’ storage experts worked with IBM to identify the necessary elements of such an offering, and their recommendations have been incorporated into Spectrum Protect Plus. Spectrum Protect Plus provides more than just assurance that data can be recovered; it gives administrators a platform to serve up-to-date data for areas like test-dev and DevOps. With advanced automation, backed-up data can be leveraged for analytics and reporting.

 Interested in learning more about how you can improve your virtual environment? Join us for a webinar on Thursday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. CT for an exclusive look into IBM Spectrum Protect Plus technology. Register here.

By |2018-12-26T21:42:12-05:00November 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Are You Doing These Four Things to Protect Your Virtual Environment?

About the Author:

Jason Cray is a Storage Solutions Engineer with Sirius Computer Solutions.