The first line of defense is to use in-system replication capabilities and to leverage the ability of the storage system to replicate a copy of your critical applications data volumes on a regular basis. This point in time copy allows you not only to go back in time, before data corruption happened, but also to run tests or utilities pro-actively to determine if there is a problem. For Microsoft environments, Hitachi Data systems offers a unique solutions that automates non-disruptive backup operations of Microsoft NTFS, Exchange and SQL environments. Please see our Hitachi Protection Manager solution for more details.
Hitachi replication users can now benefit from a uniquely integrated tool that allows them to better control RPO and RTO objectives: Hitachi Replication Manager.