Data Protection Management (DPM) uses redundancy and rigorous backup processes to ensure that tasks run on schedule and that data is securely backed up and recoverable. The best data protection management strategies have proven processes and methodologies in place to maintain data integrity.
The concept of data protection management started with data backup reporting tools designed to help storage administrators analyze their backup environments. Early DPM software provided basic information on backup failure and success rates.
With modern data protection management tools, storage administrators have tremendous visibility and control, including the ability to set service level-driven backup and recovery policies and tier data protection based on their value to the customer’s business. Newer products are designed to help administrators understand what is, or is not, working in their environment so they can spend less time troubleshooting and more time managing errors and infrastructure issues.
Some of the benefits of effective DPM include:
- Improved backup and recovery success rates
- Timely identification of areas in need of backup policy improvement
- An enhanced ability to meet data protection SLAs
- Faster response to backup compliance audits
- Lower administrative costs for managing backups