Data backups are a security hazard and redundancy causes a huge waste of money
Sounds surprising to see a data storage guy talk bad things about data backups and their security implications,right? But its true,data storage backups are taken once,twice and many times over with no track of how many Gigabytes of data are stored in backups,how much of that data storage backup is redundant etc
Typical corporate data storage backup scenario
- Redundancy of data storage backups- Its kinda fashionable to take data storage backups, and preferably repeated backups? Nobody takes incremental data storage backups anymore, its just fashionable to take more and more backups
- Data storage backups are so redundant that data storage backups are nowadays not even catalogued- every data storage backup is categorized by the ubiquitous file name - 'Backups' :-) Nobody has a clue what those data storage backups are about
- Data storage backups are a huge security risk- data storage backups are not catalogued and very often, openly available and not even under lock and key.
In summary, data storage backups are a huge security risk and a redundant data storage through avoidable data backups are a huge waste of corporate money- imagine if corporates used the extra money to pay more to employees :-)