IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - June 2018 - V2
Concerns of the Industry
Inefficient manual backup processes
Effectively storing data offsite
Developing and testing a concrete disaster recovery plan
Efficient access to data in disaster scenario for necessary users
Risk of cyber security attack
Declining IT staff and resources
The true cause of the above concerns is an organization's status quo.
80% of IBM i users currently backup to tape and 40% of companies
have no DR plan at all. Don't wait for a disaster to take action.
The new way to ensure cost-effective safety
Automated cloud backup
Two (2) remote sites - redundant storage, power, internet pipe, firewalls, etc.
Data encryption at all times - in-flight and at-rest
Fully managed remote hardware DR, including remote VPN access for necessary users
Regularly simulated phishing tests and cyber security training
Potential "landmines" in solutions to avoid
* Single point of storage - no redundancy
* Misleading data analysis, compression/de-dup ratios, sizing of necessary compute resources for
backup and DR
* Large scale cloud storage with difficult recovery
* Inability meet RTO/RPO