Is data protection really heading towards consolidation?
It’s been said that the data protection industry is heading towards a consolidated approach, yet research has shown that many organisations are still relying on several data protection solutions, so what really is happening?
The benefits of server virtualisation are compelling and are driving the transition to large-scale virtual server roll outs; cost savings through server consolidation and business flexibility are certainly appealing.
However, the desire for virtual server deployments is showing consequences for data storage and data protection. The consolidation of physical servers is resulting in already limited resources being made even scarcer and with extremely demanding SLAs for supporting such critical applications.
With such a shift towards virtualised datacentres and 24 hour monitoring, there is a need to rethink the traditional data protection techniques. Are they still doing the job? Or is today’s virtual datacentre a different beast, one that you need new, more suitable tools to protect?