data protection


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data protection

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(Computer Science) (in Britain) safeguards for individuals relating to personal data stored on a computer
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Data protection has become a more complicated discipline but it is not impossible to comprehend.
HDS' selection of CommVault QiNetix as its Hitachi Data Protection Suite was based on four key criteria: strength of industry-leading products, seamless scalability across multiple, heterogeneous market segments with a single code base; a single unified management interface, and CommVault's ability to embrace and extend Hitachi's software products and storage management framework.
Disk continues to be the most expensive element of the infrastructure and for most companies demand for data protection capacity will outpace the storage budget.
Reliaty Backup can serve as the only data protection software required in heterogeneous environments.
Point-in-time, asynchronous replication offers an excellent compromise between system-level and file-level data protection, and provides the flexibility needed for remote office data protection and data management.
CDP technologies support a data capture component that addresses backup window and RPO issues relative to existing data protection products, but the nature of the data capture component--sometimes called an interceptor--has important implications in enterprise environments.
However, by examining key differentiating factors--including retention period, speed and cost--we can segment the data protection market into three areas: Staging solutions, designed for data kept briefly on the way to longer-term media; Backup/Restore solutions, designed for data kept in the medium term, when a restore will likely be required; and Archiving solutions, designed for data kept long term for legal or corporate requirements.

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