THE ONE PIECE OF SOFTWARE EVERY COMPANY CAN’T AFFORD TO BE WITHOUT
Don’t Risk Leaving Your Data Protection Plan To Luck Of The Draw
Burbank, Calif., July 2, 2012 –It’s been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This proverb especially holds true when it comes to a company’s data protection strategy. Without the right tools in place, it can cost money, time – or much more.
Circulating across the Internet lately have been many data loss horror stories, including one about a little film called Toy Story 2. With a production budget of $90 million, the film generated near $500 million dollars at the box office and is hailed as one of the most successful animated films of all time. In its early stages however, something went terribly wrong that almost stopped production in its tracks permanently.
According to Oren Jacob, former Chief Technical Officer for Pixar (Associate Technical Director for Toy Story 2 at the time), someone accidentally ran a command on the drive that contained all of the movie files – effectively DELETING most of them. On top of this, it was found that backups had failed for the past month or so – eliminating the possibility of using this data recovery method to put the pieces back together. The collective work of many people over a span of a year was deleted in a matter of seconds - can you imagine? Fortunately, in the end Pixar was able to restore the film’s data by a chance circumstance, but the lesson learned here is obvious.
For example, let’s take a genuine moment to consider a current project at your company. Take into account the entire creative process, manpower and cost involved. Go ahead – I’ll wait. Okay, got it? Now picture all that work gone – documents, graphics, everything – truly GONE. What would you do? In one way or another, businesses today can’t risk the need to answer such questions. Instead, a solid data protection plan must be put in place to prevent these types of situations from happening in the first place.
This data protection plan starts with a proper backup solution, but definitely shouldn’t end there. With typical backup routines taking place once daily, huge gaps of time are left vulnerable during the workday where disaster can strike. Software such as Undelete® from Condusiv Technologies (http://www.condusiv.com) fills in those gaps and provides real time protection for servers and workstations across your network; allowing for instant data recovery regardless of how files were deleted – even in virtual environments.
"Our entire commissions’ database was saved by the Undelete program. We would have lost a week of commissions (over 2000 records easily). We are very grateful...” -Frank Broggi, Technical Manager, World Travel, Inc.
Hollywood blockbusters require a substantial monetary investment and can sometimes take years to complete production. For them, lack of complete data protection is not an option – is it for you?
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About Condusiv. Condusiv Technologies creates high-performance software that optimizes and maintains application performance and efficiency, and extends equipment longevity to make technology, people and businesses more productive. From the moment Condusiv software is installed on physical or virtual systems, our technology ensures data performance is automatically optimized. Requiring zero overhead, our energy-efficient, “Set It and Forget It"® solutions are used by over 90% of the Fortune 500 and almost three-quarters of The Forbes Global 100. Our customers include thousands of global enterprises, government agencies, independent software vendors (ISVs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and home users worldwide. With over 30 years of cutting-edge product development, we lead the market in data storage innovation, delivering thought-leading technology that improves your business and user experience. Condusiv solutions help technology function at peak levels, increasing the productivity of people and business.