All data center technologies evolve to take advantage of new cost and performance benefits. Storage backup systems are no exception.
While moving to an improved data backup system generally makes a lot of sense, there's one issue that project planners often ignore or downplay: disruption to existing operation
"Changing backup methods or platforms is never as easy as just putting the old platform in the bin and deploying the new one," said Steve Blow, technology evangelist at Zerto, a business continuity and disaster recovery software vendor based in Boston.
There are multiple considerations involved, such as learning the intricacies of the new platform, as well as how to recover old backups.