Regardless of the size of your organization, data backup and recovery needs to be a crucial part of your IT operations and IT planning. WIthout proper backup and recovery techniques in place, you are dooming your business to failure. Yet, few business operators truly understand the complexities of backup, and many more fail to even grasp the basic concepts that surround the ideologies of backup and recovery.
Today, there are many technologies that encompass the backup realm, ranging from basic tape backup systems to complex multi-server SAN environments to cloud enabled platforms. However, the core concepts and best practices of data backup and recovery still apply to every computing environment.