Worldwide Manager, HPE Pointnext Support Services

There’s a nagging worry lurking in the minds of many IT leaders: “Can our backup and recovery systems and processes really do what we need them to do? If we have an outage, can we count on them to get us back up fast enough and without major glitches or loss of data?”

At many organizations, there’s more than a sneaking suspicion that the answer may be no. And that’s a real concern. We’ve all seen the headlines about data loss from natural disasters, the rising threat of ransomware, the new compliance demands around data protection (GDPR is just one of them). But equally worrisome is the reality that backup processes can easily slip behind the blistering pace of change in the core infrastructure. You may have had excellent backup and recovery readiness at some time in the recent past, but in a world of DevOps, hybrid cloud and continuous delivery, that can change before you know it.

Business priorities and strategies are changing faster these days, too. Making sure that the backup strategy stays in sync calls for a level of ITSM that’s just too demanding for many IT shops. The task tends to get pushed back, with other business initiatives coming first.