Even a few minutes of downtime can be too much for many organizations across the globe, which is why some have switched from traditional strategies to those that are more forward thinking. How long would it take your business to get back up and running after a disaster? Are you meeting your RTOs? If you’re not pleased with your answers to those questions, it could be time to take a look at your backup strategy… and breakup.
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Legacy backup solutions were developed decades ago, are currently outdated and still use agents to protect and recover VMs, according to a blog post from Nakivo. The post went on to say that traditional tools often fail to meet standards, lead to high maintenance costs and can mean lengthy or even failed recoveries. More recently, virtual and cloud platforms were introduced, leading to most vendors reportedly optimizing their software and hardware for utilization in a virtual environment.
“Many companies have come to understand that virtualization technologies mean more efficient use of resources,” the blog post reported. “Even small companies realize that server resources are wasted, and fast-growing virtualization technologies can replace these physical means and help them solve the problem of limited resources.”
Those companies then begin to invest in cloud technologies, smart storages and virtualization. It has been predicted that soon all organizations will move from physical infrastructures to virtual ones. Traditional backup solutions can barely meet virtual environment backup and recovery needs, never mind a transition to the cloud. Backing up virtual data has to be done and likely cannot be completed with your current legacy backup tool.
If your company is still utilizing a traditional backup strategy, you may not be able to operate your backup infrastructure as efficiently as you thought. Switching to an innovative and reliable native VM backup solution with many features can meet new market requirements for virtualization and cloud. It will also provide a user with a 50 percent reduction in costs, simplified licensing, reduced admin time, ensured recoverability and more, according to Nakivo. Plus, there’s no need for agents.
These are just some of the reasons your business should consider breaking up with your legacy backup strategy. Get into a better relationship; switching to a modern backup solution has the potential to increase uptime and save money. It’s not you, it’s them.