Data protection

Project Description


This aspect used to be called backup strategy, but legacy backup architectures does not meet the requirements anymore, and many organizations are having trouble meeting their backup windows, or achieving their restore point objectives (RPOs) and Restore Time Objectives (RTOs), driving them to consider modern alternatives.

A data protection solution is needed to be all-encompassing. “Backup” and “data protection” are no longer synonymous. Backup is now a subcomponent of a modern data protection strategy that also should include other components such as snapshot and replication, because of the business demand of greater amount of agility in recovery; more than backup alone can satisfy.

In determining the Data Protections (DP) Strategy, we must first understand/define the data protection possibilities and match these options with the requirement of the business in terms of availability and recoverability goals required. Only then will the organizational IT business continuity be attainable.

Purpose Statement (Goals): Determine the Data protection methodologies that are required to meet the requirements of the NWU day to day business as well as the business continuity plan requirement. Classify the systems and services to determine the required Data protection technology and implement a solution that address these requirements.


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Project Progress


Project Timing

  • Start
    Feb 03 2015
  • End
    Jun 30 2016

02/03/2015 06/30/2016


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1. Determine the Data protection requirement. Complete 100% Tasks 0 / 0


2. Define the definitions and possible data protection methods and document the result Complete 0% Tasks 0 / 0


3. Research technologies that are capable of addressing the requirement Complete 100% Tasks 0 / 0


4. Implement a POC on two technologies identified Complete 100% Tasks 0 / 0


Project Discussion 2 Responses to Data protection

  1. 16 May 2018: Hannes Kriel: the project is finalised and is in operation.

    May 16, 2018 at 11:13 am
  2. VEEAM Backup and Replication server has been installed. Currently backup up a couple of production systems, and determining the proper schedules. this Project is dependent on the the VMWare Architecture refresh project.

    February 10, 2016 at 8:09 am

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