Spectra is going to break an unspoken rule: “What happens in your data center, stays in your data center.” Organizations are notoriously secretive about what happens in their data centers. This is understandable. Data drives the operations of most organizations, and is sometimes considered the secret sauce of operations, possibly a competitive advantage. Likewise, discussing the exact means of data protection would possibly give the bad guys insight into vulnerabilities to be exploited. And if nothing else, it’s sometimes hard to shine a light on something that cost your organization time and money.
When you write an article or blog on something you’re trying to prevent, it’s easy to get a bit lofty. Phrases like “best practices” or “top five things to do…” often put forward strategies that seem promising but sometimes lose sight of the fact that there aren’t a lot of guarantees in life no matter what you do. This is especially true when what you’re trying to do is prevent data loss in your data center.