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Backup – a growing challenge

Data backup is one of the most important applications in any enterprise, yet it rarely receives the attention it deserves. In many organisations, there are multiple different workload-specific backup solutions, each with their own management challenges, performance issues and skillsets. As a result, coordinating backup activities tends to be complex, costly and time-consuming.

As data becomes ever more critical to business processes, and as regulatory scrutiny increases, any lack of transparency and control in backup could leave your business dangerously exposed.

As new workloads emerge – including cloud-native applications – how will your existing backup regime rise to the challenge?
How will you ensure that the appropriate policies are enforced across all systems, and how can you gain a clear view of backup success?

Universal, cloud-based solution

Hosted across 22 IBM Cloud data centres worldwide, Adaptive Data Protection (ADP) from Cobalt Iron:

  • eliminates the cost and complexity challenges associated with enterprise backup by applying analytics, automation and artificial intelligence.
  • consolidates control of all backup tasks into a single pane of glass that offers automated management and troubleshooting, backed by detailed reporting and alerts.
  • provides exceptional resiliency and security for critical data.
  • uses IBM Spectrum Protect software to back up data from practically any platform – Linux, Windows, UNIX (including AIX), IBM i, IBM z/OS and more.provides an intuitive point-and-click interface that shields the user from the underlying complexity.
  • Replacing the need for in-house expertise in multiple backup applications, ADP dramatically reduces routine administration, using machine learning to troubleshoot and resolve common backup issues without human input.

Easy multi-site protection

ADP makes it easy for organisations to manage data-protection workloads across multiple data centres and any major public cloud, bringing both on-premises and cloud backup administration into a single point of control.

The solution uses IBM’s market-leading Spectrum Protect technology (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager) under the covers, it eliminates that product’s learning curve, removing any potential barriers to adoption by enterprises using other enterprise backup software.

In real-life scenarios, the AI-powered automation in ADP increases backup success rates to 99 percent – up from the typical average of 60 percent – improving data protection and cutting costs. The solution can reduce data-protection software costs by more than 40 percent, and being software-as-a-service means that ADP is always up to date.

Added value from Northdoor

As an authorised channel partner for Cobalt Iron, Northdoor helps enterprises deploy and configure ADP, building on decades of experience in the use of IBM Spectrum Protect for enterprise backup and recovery. Northdoor also has extensive skills and experience in cloud migration, data protection and GDPR, enabling us to plan and execute the complete modernisation of existing backup environments.

Recognised as a Centre of Technical Excellence for IBM Hardware, Northdoor has deep skills in supporting mission-critical environments on IBM i (OS/400), IBM AIX and Linux on IBM Power Systems servers. We seamlessly integrate these environments into a single, enterprise-wide backup and recovery solution.

While ADP largely eliminates the need for deep expertise in managing on-premises backup software, running a reliable, compliant, high-performance, multi-site data-protection environment requires skill. Northdoor offers packaged managed services around ADP, enabling us to offer a complete backup-as-a-service (BUaaS) solution to enterprises. With Northdoor BUaaS, you can focus on your business objectives and production environments, trusting Northdoor to keep all your data backed up according to the appropriate policies and controls.

Cobalt Iron ADP

Consolidate all local and cloud backup to a single pane of glass; simplify administration; cut costs; improve backup success rates.
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Backup offerings from Northdoor

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