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Managing Your Data Backup Effectively

Manage Your Data

Ensuring your business data has an effective backup strategy is a necessity for every business. But not every single megabit of data has the same value.

Understanding the significance of the different parts of your business data allows you to categorise it and develop an online backup strategy to support it.

A key method of segmenting your data is using backup lifecycle management (BLM). BLM is an integral part of cloud backup and ensures that your solution is cost effective.

It means you can align the value of your data with the quality of storage needed. The more important the data, the higher the performance and security of the device it’s stored on.

Data can be categorised in to two main areas, active or inactive.

Active or critical data is the most important data to any business. It’s needed to keep businesses operational on a day-to-day basis. This data tends to be younger and accessed frequently.

Data that is considered inactive is anything that is not required to maintain business continuity and can range in value and age. Typically this might consist of customer or employee details that need to be kept for a set period of time for example.

BLM means that any data that loses its value over time can be migrated to lower costing storage options –  consistently ensuring your costs remain as low as possible.

Inactive data can be stored for a predetermined duration until it reaches a certified data destruction time whereby the data is removed from the backup server – eliminating unnecessary data storage.

With our Securo Backup and Recovery solution, fully qualified technical consultants will help you segment your data as part of the deployment process.

We conduct a survey of your current data usage and produce a bespoke set of recommendations so you can manage your data backup effectively and control your costs.

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About the Author

Written by Pete Hughes

Pete is currently Head of Product Management at Taylor Made Computer solutions. Pete has a strong "hands on" technical background that is crucial to his role in developing the TMCS product lines. Pete’s Technical experience includes VMware, Microsoft, Asigra, N-Able and Citrix technologies and is regularly seen at Managed Services and Hosting events in Europe and worldwide. When the time is available Pete enjoys a variety of water sports including Yacht racing and a passion for the mountains and anything that involves snow.