Modernising data protection environments

As organisations transform to cloud and modernise their data protection environments, it’s very easy to overlook an obvious point about the workload that gets left behind. How will that workload continue to be protected and whose responsibility is it to manage?

For whatever reason, it might not be practical to use the existing environment to backup new workload. This could be because the new environment is distant from the original environment (on-premise vs. public cloud, for instance) or because that original environment isn’t compatible with the new workload.

This is how organisations end up with two environments running at the same time and it can lead to duplication of resources, both technological and human.

What’s the best way to cope with this?

If you’re calling on teams to support new environments, is it fair to expect them to still ensure the old one is getting fed? Alternatively, is it fair to expect a team that might have years of experience supporting an old environment to skill up and manage a new one simultaneously? Whichever way you look at this, its not simple to overcome unless you throw two separate teams at it – with the obvious cost implications.

How would you feel about a Management Portal that allows your teams to take control of both of those environments with a single view? A management portal that abstracts the software products under the cover and just allows everybody to focus on the most important task; ensuring that your workloads are protected and proving that they are recoverable.

Superheroes go to work with a Utility Belt. With Predatar in your arsenal, you can be sure that your teams can cope with the workload that is thrown at your backup environment, whether it’s the new one or the legacy one.

By Steve Miller, CTO
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