Your data center is constantly becoming more and more complicated. Today, the proliferation of virtualization—both for virtual servers and virtual desktop projects—has added a new layer of complexity to the picture.

What used to be well-understood processes and technologies—such as data protection—have become bifurcated and chaotic. Now, on top of the tools and techniques you use to protect your physical data assets, you’re being forced to adopt an entirely new set of solutions to protect your virtual data assets.

This guide will examine major business risks associated with traditional data protection approaches, particularly with regard to their applicability for a hybrid, virtual and physical data center. It will redefine the business goals and drivers for data protection, and consider alternative approaches that better meet those goals.