Your company’s data center has all the latest technologies in place – shiny new servers, a cutting-edge network and the latest software. You regularly and faithfully update and upgrade your operating systems and applications – and this makes your business more efficient and your users more productive.
You expect top-notch technologies from every software vendor – including for Data Protection. You have selected an offering that is touted as a single solution, which is supposed to mean it’s unified, simple, etc.
It has a new, web-based interface, and everything looks very promising in the beginning. All the basic functionality works quite well, and you are happy with it. Initially.
Then comes the time to start implementing the full capabilities – and you start running into hidden “gotchas”:
- The Backup to tape requires a separate installation of heavy outdated software with a very old interface – it’s difficult and time-consuming
- The Backup to cloud is not actually a backup – but rather a simple upload/download process performed by a separate tool
- For granular recovery, the solution requires yet another external tool – this time it’s not even made by the same vendor
The list goes on. You ask yourself: How do these things happen?
Unfortunately, there are Data Protection vendors who try to cut costs at every corner – and this often comes at the customer’s expense. These vendors rebrand old, legacy solutions or even hide behind external software under a new “modern” name. They “slap” on a shiny interface and sell it as a new version.
The reality is that these vendors do not have resources to implement fully integrated functionality that makes up a complete data protection solution.
Can you afford to take a risk with your constantly evolving data center, which is vital to your business, by choosing the data protection software that literally “drags its legacy” with it?
When it comes to protecting your business and users from data loss and disasters, choose a solution with core technology built from ground up by the vendor. Work with an innovator that is not afraid to part with legacy technologies – even before they get outdated.
Make things easy on your IT department by going with a solution that has all the functionality integrated with no hidden “gotchas” or extra costs. You cannot afford to learn about an unexpected clause in your contract at the last minute, especially of you need to recover a critical system.
Finally, choose an established vendor whose entire focus is data protection. Then, you can be sure that your data protection solution will continue to advance with innovative technologies, you will get support and help, and the solution will evolve with the business.
Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 2,000 employees in 45 locations. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 18,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.