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11 Data Backup Best Practices: Avoid Data Loss And Speed Recovery
Enterprise Storage Forum, Wednesday, September 13,2023
Backup and recovery is a critical part of enterprise IT, ensuring that organizations have access to their most critical data and the ability to maintain operational continuity even in the event of hardware failure, data loss, cybersecurity incident, or natural disaster.

While the basics and best practices of backup have stood the test of time, storage technology and media are constantly changing. Businesses that want to stay competitive have to keep pace. This article provides 11 backup best practices to help organizations avoid data loss, protect backups from malware and corruption, and speed up recovery in the event of an incident or disaster.

The adoption of hybrid and multicloud environments, coupled with the widespread use of SaaS applications, is on the rise among businesses. This surge in technological integration also exposes them to the ever-present risk of ransomware attacks.

Therefore, it is critical for I&O leaders to maintain a continuous assessment of their backup and recovery capabilities. These solutions enable organizations to recover data quickly following incidents such as accidental data loss, malicious attacks, or environmental disasters.

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions categorizes leading service providers in this field as niche players, visionaries, leaders, and challengers. Below is the roster of companies that have earned a spot in this year's magic quadrant.

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