" Byte-level, real-time replication provides more granular protection while easing
Linux server migrations.
" Choose data protection solutions that are file-system independent so they ll work
seamlessly across all platforms.
" Centralised management with a single point of control is essential for ensuring
operational efficiencies while boosting staff productivity.
" Focus on best-of-class data protection solutions that scale sufficiently to meet
both current and emerging business requirements.
The Current State of Multi-Platform Data Protection
The characteristics of advanced multi-platform solutions should include the following:
" Flexibility: To seamlessly support all operating environments and function
independently of hardware and server platforms;
" Integration: Work with each other and provide centralised management
capabilities across all operating environments;
" Simplicity: Straightforward and easy to deploy and use without having to learn
unique capabilities on every platform;
" Total Cost of Ownership: Must drive down users total costs, not just at
installation, but also operationally over time;
" Scalability: To maintain pace as environments grow and change, including broad
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