A major US hospital group’s internal data security and backup team was responsible for managing backups that fully complied with organization and HIPAA regulations while keeping overhead costs as low as possible. Working in a resource-constrained environment, the team knew they had to manage their backup volume and minimize infrastructure usage.
This was a tall order given ever-increasing patient data coupled with bursts of new data introduced from smaller health institution acquisitions. The backup team was looking for a solution that helped them balance two needs. First, they needed a way to effectively monitor backup efficacy. Second, they needed help revising their backup procedures to decrease backup capacity usage and reduce backup server capacity purchases.