Continuity Insights, June 14th, 2018
By Laz Vekiarides, ClearSky Data: Three-two-one. Anyone who works in IT knows this is one of the prevailing strategies for data protection. In brief, the 3-2-1 strategy means a company has three copies of its data, two copies of which are local but on different media, and one copy offsite.
While 3-2-1 seems secure, it has a number of potential flaws, not the least of which is that you’re paying to replicate, transport and store at least three copies of each piece of data. With data volumes growing rapidly, this is a cost many organizations just can’t afford.
Recent cloud offerings make it possible to replace the 3-2-1 strategy with one durable copy of your data. For organizations struggling to keep up with data volumes, and looking for an airtight backup and recovery solution, this strategy can solve both problems.