Beyond the day-to-day mobility of data between data centers, branch offices and the cloud, it is also crucial that data be protected and kept secure. This means you need to replicate your data to another site or the cloud. If you look at recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Sandy or the Japan Tsunami and resulting Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, we find that it is no longer sufficient to replicate data across town or even in the same state. You can no longer replicate your data from New York to New Jersey, you should replicate that data over even greater distances.
In part three of this video series on the 2013 IT trends, Silver Peak founder and CTO David Hughes discusses how offsite replication over distance will start to become mainstream. As data volumes increase, data replication requirements will also expand. There will become a need to replicate everything. Replication over distance for disaster recovery is no longer an option, it’s a requirement.
Watch part 1: Software Defined Networking (SDN) – Hype or Reality?
Watch part 2: Virtualization Driving Shifts in IT Roles
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