As discussed in Part 1, your company’s data is usually its most prized asset. Half of all businesses will reinforce or replace their existing backup applications by 2021 to improve operations. Part 2 will cover Cloud Native Solution, Ransomware Defense, and Regulatory Compliance.
Cloud Native Solution
Migrating to a cloud native solution will help streamline your organization’s backup and recovery operations and lower operational expenses. Hybrid cloud architecture, the development and running of applications both on-premises and in public clouds, is increasingly gaining traction.
Unfortunately, legacy backup solutions are proving inadequate for backups and archives in a hybrid cloud environment. Released before public clouds, their design did not consider interfacing and working with them. Workarounds must be developed, making them more expensive to manage. In contrast, native cloud backup and recovery solutions from Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure are capable of scaling and are cost effective.
Increasingly becoming sophisticated, cybercriminals now target backup solutions with ransomware. This malware is projected to strike businesses four times every minute. Fortunately, you can choose a backup and recovery solution that is capable of ransomware self-defense. It should feature an immutable file system that can also monitor and analyze backup data to detect cyber attacks. If a ransomware attack has infiltrated backup data, business continuity will be ensured via instant mass restore.
Personal data regulations have gotten stricter with the implementation of GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI by industry and governments. Compliance has made backups of personal data much more difficult to access. This greatly decreased visibility results in dark data that is hard to find, secure, and share.
Your organization should choose an up-to-date data management solution that will allow you to run apps on all data for deep visibility. This will make it easier to locate sensitive personal information, such as social security and credit card numbers to make it easier to comply with audits and other required regulatory tasks.
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