Storage-Based Replication Options: Selecting the Right Replication Method for Optimal Data Protection
Backup is the core of data protection because it provides the ability to recover data from either physical disasters or common data loss conditions. Typically, companies backup to tapes that are transported away from the primary data center and stored. But backup can have drawbacks - regular disruption of production applications, long recovery time, and significant data/work loss. Replication technologies were developed to shorten recovery time and minimize data loss, while reducing application disruption.