It’s mid-December, and all is well but you’re busier than ever. After all, there’s a lot to do. All your workloads are running smoothly so you’re generating year-end reports and thinking through spending the last bits of your budget. You’re planning ahead for 2015 and trying to align your IT objectives with big business initiatives. Without a doubt, you’re shopping for everyone on your list, attending many festive parties, and maybe, if you’re lucky, finding time to recover from too much food and drink.
Nowadays, this is so typical. We’re all running at 100% capacity, or even, if we’re honest, at 110%. We’re doing, doing, doing, every moment, and that’s okay, we handle it – until something goes wrong.
What happens? We accidently leave gifts behind in a restaurant, and when we go back, the gifts are gone. Or we get a little too enthusiastic at the office party and spend the next day in bed, recovering.
Sure, those are annoyances, but what’s the real problem? It’s that there’s no time to fix the problem. If something goes wrong, we get to play catch-up – while all the important activities are bumped down a priority level or overlooked while other things go wrong.
Well, the same is often true in the data center. You spend all your hours planning, deploying, monitoring and maintaining – which is well and good when everything is okay. Your users are happy, your workloads are working, and your management has a smile.
But what happens when an essential workload, or access to user data, or a basic business process goes wrong?
All your priorities shift. All the work of keeping the business running gets deprioritized. You have to find time to run backup recovery tasks and fix the problem – before your users, and your management complain.
And they do complain. Loudly.
That’s why, according to IDC’s latest report, IDC EMEA Tech Spotlight, over 60% of European IT organizations are looking for ways to improve services to end users.
But there’s a simple, and basic way to do that. When something goes wrong, make sure you’ve built the backup foundations for a recovery that aligns to business expectations. An optimized recovery = a happy organization.
So as you’re planning for 2015, IDC and Dell have four recommendations for accelerating your backup and recovery:
So how do you learn more and start planning? Make sure you read the entire report and explore our portfolio at …
Oh, and don’t forget to find some time to recover from the holidays – you deserve it! We’ll see you in 2015 and hopefully you can get some rest.