The ideal solution should also provide a versioning capability. That is, it should allow users to roll files back to a particular previous version. This allows users to recover from inadvertent changes made to the files.
The solution should employ data compression and eliminate redundancies and temporary data in the backup data repository.
To qualify as a true enterprise solution a storage management system must be able to scale across the entire enterprise. This means it must be able to handle multiple servers spread across wide geographical areas.
The solution should further leverage technologies such as clustering and load balancing to support hundreds or even thousands of client computers. It also must support various network infrastructures and firewall configurations.
Network administration and management represent a major component of the total cost of network ownership. The administrator should be able to install, configure and administer storage management client software from a central location without travelling to each client site.
Meeting the challenge
Storage is growing at an accelerating rate and data is becoming more valuable. In addition, desktop and laptop software is growing in complexity and size. As a result, storage is becoming much harder to manage and protect.
Therein lies the challenge for IT professionals: ensuring the effective management and protection of increasingly valuable data and software automatically and in real time, including data on desktop and laptop computers.
The ideal storage management solution must address all data in real time, deliver continuous rather than periodic protection of all data and provide comprehensive, easy-to-use data and disaster recovery tools.
Manifold will meet all these challenges and ensure your business continuity needs.