Archive for January, 2012

Data Protection

A recent survey of IT executives from Infoconomy found that of the named perceived threats to business continuity that viruses were second only to internal system failure as the leading cause of concern. This same survey found that 48% and 32% of these executives, respectively, cited “greater broad awareness of IT risk” and “growing security threat” as the major drivers for increasing IT resilience.

On January 16, 2012, MPM has effectively increased its IT resilience by upgrading our enterprise data backup system. We have moved away from tape-based backup and into the modern era of disk-based backup (D2D). This upgrade was done for the purposes of shortening backup and restore times, improving backup reliability and security, and to enhance our visibility into the status of daily backup of data.