With the on-set of the always on and available data center, the technology landscape is rapidly changing in order to address the ever-looming threats and challenges faced by today’s IT professionals. Tried and true methodologies are supplanted by new more athletic solutions. With the need for immediate recoverability becoming paramount in todays business, the old standby of tape backup has been transitioned out of the leading role and today is a supporting character used in archival. In order to support this new and insatiable need for instant recoverability, we now look to new companies such as Rubrick to change how we treat our data.
Recently I was able to spend several days engulfed in some intense sessions discussion backup solutions and strategies with the Rubrik team reviewing their Polaris product. Technologies such as Polaris are propelling forward looking organizations to the ‘next level’ of recoverability, security and data awareness. Polaris is different in that it allows us to consume and understand data in a different way. First it pulls in all of the available data, then it adds to that a layer of data governance, allowing information to be secure and available in a vary consumable fashion. Organizations who are able to leverage data in this way are the ones who will be propelled into the future of backup and data governance technology.