White Paper: A Primer On Next Generation Data Protection Technologies For HealthcareSource: InMage
In today's healthcare industry, the quality of patient care depends upon a number of key factors. Your IT infrastructure is one of these factors. Any event which affects the availability of application services provided by the infrastructure upon which your care givers depend must be addressed with planned recovery procedures. Because of the nature of healthcare, recovery efforts must be able to rapidly and reliably restore to an accurate state any applications and data which may have been impacted by failures.
Conventional methods based on tape backups have worked well in the past, but for many healthcare providers they no longer meet recovery requirements. Changes in the industry, including extremely high data growth rates and competitive pressures, are making data and application protection operations more diffi cult and driving increasingly stringent recovery expectations. New technologies can meet evolving recovery requirements better than conventional approaches, but infrastructure investments may not be feasible given budgetary constraints.
When evaluating whether or not to invest in newer recovery technologies, the first step is understanding what is available and what benefi ts they can offer relative to existing approaches. This white paper, targeted at an executive management business audience, will briefly introduce some of the more compelling next generation data protection technologies, describing what they do and how they can benefit healthcare IT operations. It will not discuss specific vendor solutions. After reading this white paper, you as a healthcare executive will be aware of what these critical new technologies can offer in terms of business benefits, and can better decide if they merit additional consideration for use in your environment.