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Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers by Jason Buffington

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Chapter 1. What Kind of Protection Do You Need?

The term data protection means different things to different people. Rather than asking what kind of protection you need, you should ask what data protection problem you are trying to solve. Security people discuss data protection in terms of access, where authentication, physical access, and firewalls are the main areas of focus. Other folks talk about protecting the integrity of the data with antivirus or antimalware functions. This chapter discusses protecting your data as an assurance of its availability in its current or previous forms.

Said another way, this book splits data protection into two concepts. We'll define data protection as preserving your data and data availability as ensuring the ...

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