Where does your organization rank globally for data protection readiness?

EMC's Data Protection Index measures the maturity of data protection strategies, and assesses the relative preparedness of businesses.

Use the results of this survey to better understand if your organization is on solid ground. Learn which areas you can address to ensure your data is fully protected today and into the future.

1. Which of the following best characterises your organization's current data protection environment infrastructure?

Backup is the main component of our availability strategy
Replication is the main component of our availability strategy
Standby servers on a remote site are the main components of our availability strategy
Virtual servers with restart capabilities (including cloud) are the main components of our availability strategy
Active-active (two or more production data centers that are always on, 24/7 with no downtime) instances of applications (including cloud) are key component of our availability strategy

2. What best describes your organization's archiving strategy?

We don't have an archiving strategy
We use a backup application to archive data onto tape
We use an archiving application to archive data online (e.g. onto disk)
We use an archiving application to archive data to appliances that provide retention locking, litigation hold etc.
We use an archiving application to archive data to appliances that provide retention locking, litigation hold etc. and replicate/keep a copy off site

3. Which technologies/strategies are in place to help you manage the availability of your applications, systems, and data? (Please select all that apply)

Tape backup and tapes go home with employees
Tape backup and tapes are kept off site (on own premises)
Tape backup and tapes are kept off site (on 3rd party premises)
Automatic backup to the Cloud
Disk-based backup and recovery including clones/snaps
Backup appliance with deduplication
WAN-based replication of backup and recovery images to second site
Replication of both applications and data (such as virtual machine images)
Replication to a second site with restart capabilities (active/passive)
Dynamic mobility of virtual applications between data centers
Disaster tolerant replication (active/active) with near zero RPO and RTO

4. During an unexpected event causing downtime to our most critical applications, how long is your recovery time?

5. How confident are you that, in the event of a data loss incident, you can fully recover systems/data today from all platforms, on premise and off premise, in order to meet business service level agreements?

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