3) Understand what IT assets you have, how they are being consumed, and by whom. This will help cut costs and risk. The organisation won't buy servers and storage it doesn't need, teams can be held accountable for what they use, and the company can be sure it isn't running out of capacity.
3) Reduce the number of backup applications to meet recovery SLAs and reduce capital expenses, operating expenses and training costs.
4) Deploy deduplication to help address the information explosion and reduce the rising costs associated with backing up data.
5) Use appliances to simplify backup and recovery operations across physical and virtual machines.
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