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Top Trends of Data Backup Solutions for 2021 – Part 1
February 24, 2021
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Eight Important Tech Trends for Businesses in 2021 – Part 1
March 2, 2021
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As discussed in Part 1, 2020 forced organizations of every size to find and adopt technology that enabled remote working and implement solutions that made it more secure. Part 2 will discuss Disaster Recovery as a Service and Ransomware Protection.

DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service)

The year 2020 was an agent for disruption. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to the sudden shift to remote working as the Atlantic hurricane season broke records for the number and intensity of the storms.

All of the above events lead to a greater demand by businesses for dependable DRaaS solutions. Disaster Recovery as a-Service experts expect the DRaaS market to increase by nearly $28 billion in the near future.

DRaaS solutions lets companies work with a third-party service provider to use its cloud-computing infrastructure for securing complete data protection and implementing their disaster recovery solutions. DRaaS also helps in the minimization of downtime and the resulting disruption by automating failover and failback. Production environments are kept safe in a cost effective manner.

Ransomware Protection

Employees who are working remotely will continue being targeted by cybercriminals in 2021 as they are considered easy targets that can pay off handsomely. As a result, cybercriminals are using ransomware more frequently and with greater sophistication. Thus, IT teams are finding detection and prevention very challenging. Research found that more than half of organizations were struck with ransomware attacks. In addition, 1 out of 4 companies paid the ransom to recover their data.

Backup data is now also being targeted by cybercriminals. To prevent data backups from being compromised, newer solutions come with built-in immutability capable of significantly decreasing the attack surface for big enterprises. This feature ensures that backups and copies are stored in the cloud and use the WORM (write-once-read-many) model, which prevents data from being encrypted, deleted or altered.

A backup solution should come with the tools required for real-time monitoring and analysis of backup data. When suspicious activity is detected, IT administrators will be capable of identifying a ransomware attack and deploy the resources needed.

Alpha Engineering Business Support

Choosing an expert computer technology-support provider is an important decision for your business. Alpha Engineering Associates has been a trusted partner of many companies in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis areas since 1990 and offer:

  • 24/7 Managed Services for Business Computing Systems
  • Network and Mobile Computing Support
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Software Development

For affordable client-focused network consulting services and solutions, please call Alpha Engineering Associates today at (410) 295-9500.

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