However, that does not mean data protection including backup as well as recovery along with security gets a 364-day vacation until March 31, 2019 (or the days leading up to it).
Granted, for some environments, public relations, editors, influencers and other industry folks backup day will take some time off while others jump on the ramp up to GDPR which goes into effect May 25, 2018.
Expanding Focus Data Protection and GDPR
As I mentionedin this post here, world backup day should be expanded to include increased focus not just on backup, also recovery as well as other forms of data protection. Likewise, May 25 2018 is not the deadline or finish line or the destination for GDPR (e.g.Global Data Protection Regulations), rather, it is the starting point for an evolving journey, one that has global impact as well as applicability. Recently I participated in afireside chat discussionwith Danny Allan of Veeam who shared his GDPR expertise as well as experiences, lessons learned, tips of Veeam as they started their journey,check it out here.
Expanding Focus Data Protection Recovery and other Things that start with R
As part of expanding the focus on Data Protection Recovery Life Post World Backup Day Pre GDPR, that also means looking at, discussing things that start with R (like Recovery). Some examples besides recovery include restoration, reassess, review, rethink protection, recovery point,RPO, RTO, reconstruction, resiliency, ransomware,RAID, repair, remediation, restart, resume, rollback, and regulations among others.
Data Protection Tips, Reminders and Recommendations
There are no blue participation ribbons for failed recovery. However, there can be pink slips.
Only you can prevent on-premise or cloud data loss. However, it is also a shared responsibility with vendors and service providers
You can’t go forward in the future when there is a disaster or loss of data if you can’t go back in time for recovery
GDPR appliances to organizations around the world of all size and across all sectors including nonprofit
Keep new school 4 3 2 1 data protection in mind while evolving from old school 3 2 1 backup rules
A Fundamental premise of data infrastructures is to enable applications and their data, protect, preserve, secure and serve
Remember to protect your applications, as well as data including metadata, settings configurations
Test your restores including can you use the data along with security settings
Don’t cause a disaster in the course of testing your data protection, backups or recovery
Expand (or refresh) your data protection and data infrastructure education tradecraft skills experiences
Where to learn more
Learn more about data protection, world backup day, recovery, restoration, GDPR along with related data infrastructure topics for cloud, legacy and other software defined environments via the following links: