Backup infrastructure is somewhat like an expensive insurance policy. Large premiums are expended on backup hardware, software and people resources to collect, store and protect business information in the event a "claim", or in this instance, a data recovery event needs to take place. What if backup infrastructure could provide value even if no "claims" need to be ﬁled? This article will discuss how to transform backup data into a business asset.
Due to the enhanced performance capabilities of backup hardware infrastructure and the low latency networks they are attached to, the data residing in backup repositories can now be used as an information advantage to support a wide variety of use cases ranging from information governance initiatives and data analytics to remote user data access. Instead for many organizations, backup information is just an idle stockpile of data standing by for a recovery operation.
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