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Data Protection

Ensuring Data Availability, 2nd Edition

By Preston de Guise

Auerbach Publications

352 pages | 141 B/W Illus.

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The second edition of Data Protection goes beyond the traditional topics including deduplication, continuous availability, snapshots, replication, backup and recovery, and explores such additional considerations as legal, privacy, and ethical issues. A new model is presented for understanding and planning the various aspects of data protection, which is essential to developing holistic strategies. The second edition also addresses the Cloud and the growing adoption of software and function as a service, as well as effectively planning over the lifespan of a workload what the best mix of traditional, and cloud native data protection services might be. Virtualization continues to present new challenges to data protection, and the impact of containerization is examined.

The book takes a holistic, business-based approach to data protection. It explains how data protection is a mix of proactive and reactive planning, technology and activities that allow for data continuity. There are three essential activities that refer to themselves as data protection; while they all overlap in terms of scope and function, each operate as reasonably self-contained fields with their own specialists and domain nomenclature. These three activities are:

  • Data protection as a storage and recovery activity
  • Data protection as a security activity
  • Data protection as a privacy activity

These activities are covered in detail, with a focus on how organizations can use them to leverage their IT investments and optimize costs. The book also explains how data protection is becoming an enabler for new processes around data movement and data processing.

This book arms readers with information critical for making decisions on how data can be protected against loss in the cloud, on-premises, or in a mix of the two. It explains the changing face of recovery in a highly virtualized data center and techniques for dealing with big data. Moreover, it presents a model for where data recovery processes can be integrated with IT governance and management in order to achieve the right focus on recoverability across the business.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Contextualizing Data Protection

Chapter 3. Data Lifecycle

Chapter 4. Elements of a Protection System

Chapter 5. IT Governance and Data Protection

Chapter 6. Monitoring and Reporting

Chapter 7. Business Continuity

Chapter 8. Data Discovery

Chapter 9. Security Privacy Ethical and Legal Considerations

Chapter 10. Continuous Availability Replication and CDP

Chapter 11. Snapshots

Chapter 12. Backup and Recovery

Chapter 13. Deduplication

Chapter 14. The Cloud

Chapter 15. Protecting Virtual Infrastructure

Chapter 16. Big Data

Chapter 17. Protecting the Edge

Chapter 18. Data Storage Redundancy

Chapter 19. Tape

Chapter 20. Converged Infrastructure

Chapter 21. Data Protection Service Catalogs

Chapter 22. Holistic Data Protection Strategies

Chapter 23. Making Data Protection Smarter

Chapter 24. Data Recovery

Chapter 25. Long-Term Retention Considerations

Chapter 26. Choosing Protection Infrastructure

Chapter 27. The Impact of Flash on Data Protection

Chapter 28. In Closing

About the Author

Preston de Guise has been working with data recovery products for his entire career – designing, implementing and supporting solutions for governments, universities, and businesses ranging from SMEs to Fortune 500 companies. This broad exposure to industry verticals and business sizes has enabled Preston to understand not only the technical requirements of data protection and recovery, but the management and procedural aspects too.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
COMPUTERS / System Administration / Disaster & Recovery
COMPUTERS / System Administration / Storage & Retrieval
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COMPUTERS / System Administration / General