8 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Next Backup and Recovery Solution

By Team Cohesity • August 2, 2018

Our Data Protection Buyer’s Guide blog series kicked off with two blogs explaining how legacy backup solutions failed to keep up with the data explosion — and how a modern backup and recovery solution for data protection will help. In this third installment, we provide a checklist of eight things to consider as you begin to assess the state of your current backup and recovery environment.

Enterprise IT faces many backup and recovery challenges they are eager to resolve. But before getting started with a selection process for a new backup and recovery solution, it’s important to understand any potential shortcomings in an existing backup and recovery environment. Can’t fix what you don’t know is broken!

First, take a minute to read through the list of common legacy backup issues below. Are you answering yes to a lot of these questions?

If one or more issues above apply to your environment, you might want to consider replacing your existing backup and recovery software. There are data protection solutions on the market today that have rethought backup and recovery with a modern, web-scale point of view to address all of these deficiencies in simple and affordable ways.

Evaluation Criteria for a Backup / Data Protection Solution

As you read along with this series, and having reviewed the checklist, you’ve probably discovered the evaluation criteria used for yesterday’s backup and recovery solution no longer applies. It is no longer relevant to think about data protection and recovery as a silo of services and responsibilities.

Today, these capabilities need to be a core part of your infrastructure, not a bolted-on afterthought that adds more complexity to the environment.

Further, today’s modern, application-driven workloads require smooth data mobility between on-premises environments and the cloud. Organizations need backup and recovery solutions that are agile, offer infinite levels of flexibility, and can respond quickly to changing business requirements.

In the next few blogs, we’ll define critical attributes of a modern backup and recovery solution in order to help you understand available options for data protection. We’ll discuss capabilities such as:

  • Hyperconverged Platform
  • Single, Simple Management Interface
  • Cloud Native
  • Limitless, Transparent Scale-out
  • Guaranteed Data Resiliency

Check out other blogs in this Data Protection Buyer’s Guide series: