Third-Generation Backup/Restore Technology
A Digitiliti White Paper
Brad Wenzel, CEO
The challenge of managing, protecting and storing digital data is a major issue for businesses
of every size and category. Companies generally rank the improvement of their storage
infrastructure as a top objective, and the escalation of data protection costs has become an
overriding concern. According to recent research, the data storage capacity of the average
North American enterprise is now 59 terabytes, and the projected annual production data
growth is 20 to 30 percent.
Fully 69-percent of enterprise data is backed up using tape and disk/tape-based solutions, and
this serial technology limitation is largely responsible for a massive growth in data protection
cost. Tape-based backup restricts ready access to data as well as the ability of businesses to
meet the latest compliance and privacy mandates.
This paper reviews data protection challenges common to business, industry and
governmental operations, and describes a new third-generation technology that can deliver
enterprise-wide backup and restoration from a single site with immediate, anytime data
validation and unlimited scalability. The primary benefit of this advancement in data
protection is its potential to substantially improve enterprise-wide control and reduce both
direct and indirect data protection costs.
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According to current figures, companies spend from $5 to $7 to manage each dollar in
hardware/software investment. The cost of operating a unit of primary storage is
estimated to be five or more times its initial acquisition value, attributable primarily to
backup, handling, transport and restoring data.
Approximately 80% of a firm’s files remain unchanged over time. Nonetheless,
conventional backup processes require that every file on every computer be periodically
backed up and stored, or that only selected f