The first decade of the third millennium is witnessing technological innovation and advancement at unprecedented rates. In the realm of information management, the following technology trends have rapidly emerged:
--Information has become extremely time-sensitive.
--Applications demand nearly continuous availability.
--Hardware and software release and redesign cycles are increasingly frequent.
--Data volumes are growing exponentially.
--Business and data resources have become more geographically dispersed.
--Regulatory and contractual requirements are increasingly stringent.
--Open system environments have put both applications and servers at greater risk.
To avoid being left behind, every organization -- small, medium, or large -- must position its sites, systems, servers, applications, databases, files, and data for protection not only now, but well into the future. Deploying a scalable enterprise-wide approach assures a company that they'll surface from any information disaster -- folder level, server level, or site level -- with no negative impact on operations. This paper describes a single, fifth generation data protection model that assures 24 x 7 uninterrupted business continuity for your organization's mission-critical applications in all information-related disaster scenarios.