Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss.
The importance of data protection increases as the amount of data created and stored continues to grow at unprecedented rates. There is also little or no tolerance for downtime that can make it impossible to access important information.
Consequently, a large part of a data protection strategy is ensuring that data can be restored quickly after any corruption or loss. Protecting data from compromise.
For an organization, experts recommend having a data protection policy that complies with the most stringent set of rules for the downtime and loss of important information, while, at the same time, without impacting the production.
With reference to the importance of data protection different vendors have started offering Solutions that provide backup and recovery for physical and virtual environments that are hyper-converged, non-hyper-converged and mixed.
These solutions are designed with core manifest of providing backup, disaster recovery, archiving, copy data management and other data protection functions without or least impacting the production along with providing a reliable source of protection of data.
With the advent of hyper-convergence, vendors have also started offering appliances that provide backup and recovery within a single box integrating hardware and software together.