Mission critical servers are those that are developed and designed to meet mission-critical businesses requirements and can meet mission-critical system demands where outage and downtime are unacceptable. As data continues to increase, traditional recovery and backup solutions are hard-pressed to keep pace. Against this backdrop, new techniques and technologies are used to ensure enhanced backup and security of Data. They include:
1) Data Encryption
Data encryption translates data into code or another form, in which only individuals allowed to have access to the key or password can access or read it. Of all the techniques and data security tools available, data encryption is the best and most effective way of keeping mission-critical secure from getting accessed by the wrong people. Nowadays, huge organizations rely on mission-critical technology. Mission critical refers to any system part that could stop or disrupt business operations. Mission-critical components include databases, software, equipment, processes, procedures, or other IT infrastructure. If one of these components in any reasons fails, it results in a business failing to complete its mission.
2) Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
This is a backup storage system for backing up data whenever any changes are made. CDP creates an electronic journal containing complete storage snapshots, one for every time data adjustment occurs. Additionally, it offers distinct advantages for Recovery time objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of data sets. It is recommended to study the data landscape and evaluate different data recovery requirements for your business.
Avoid the following mistakes when implementing CDP:
- Improper understanding of the targeted data- It is good to understand the dynamics of data change. This will provide you with a broader perspective regarding the level of implementation required to make CDP solution successful.
- Poor understanding of bandwidth requirements- Identifying the size, available resources and change rates is recommended because if change rate exceeds available bandwidth, then CDP solution will be hampered.
- Improper understanding of resource requirements- Always takes into consideration the disk space on the CDP target and latency in network connections.