Where It All Makes Sense
The industry’s most cutting-edge terms, explained.
Backup as a Service
Backup as a service (BaaS) solutions offer cloud-based data backup and recovery capabilities without the presence of physical, on-premises hardware or appliances to host and run the backup infrastructure.
A backup policy is a set of rules and procedures that describe the enterprise’s strategy when making backup copies of data for safekeeping.
Cloud storage describes an IT infrastructure deployment model where storage resources reside in the cloud instead of being housed on-premises.
Data encryption is a type of security process that converts data from a readable format called plaintext into an encoded, unreadable form called ciphertext.
Data Loss Prevention
Data loss prevention (DLP) is part of a company’s security policy to prevent the loss, leakage, misuse, or access of data by unauthorized parties.
Data retention policy
An organization’s data retention policy is a set of rules that describe the types of data that will be retained by the entity and for how long.
Database backup is the process of creating a copy (backing up) of an organization’s structured data utilized by popular databases such as SAP HANA and Microsoft SQL Server.
Data deduplication, also called “dedup”, eliminates duplicate or redundant information in a dataset. In short, dedup is a process that ensures only one copy of data exists in a particular dataset or block.
Electronic discovery (eDiscovery) is the process of finding and collecting ESI – typically for lawsuits, investigation, or legal purposes.
Endpoint backup solutions offer data protection for employee user devices, including desktops and laptops for today’s remote workforce.
File and Object Backup
File and object backup solutions offer data protection for two different unstructured data types: object storage and file systems.
Hybrid cloud is IT architecture that combines at least one private cloud, also known as an on-premises data center, with one or more public cloud services.
Kubernetes backup is the process of backing up the components running in a Kubernetes orchestration platform, that is an abstraction layer for containerized applications and services.
Office 365 Backup
Microsoft Office 365 (sometimes referred to as O365) is a popular SaaS (solution-as-a-service) offering for today’s businesses.
Ransomware protection is the process of preventing the occurrence of a ransomware event, and/or mitigating the risk of a successful attack.
Recovery point objective
A recovery point objective (RPO) is part of an enterprise disaster recovery strategy that defines an organization’s data loss tolerance.
Salesforce backup and recovery offers automated data protection for content, files, objects, metadata relationships, and more living in Salesforce production organizations and sandbox environments.
Virtual machine backup (VM backup) is the process of backing up the VMs running in an enterprise environment.
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