Data preservation challenges
An organization’s data is its most precious resource, and any threat to its integrity is an existential challenge. Threats to an organization’s data are many and varied: wars and terrorist attacks likely to physically damage server farms, natural disasters such as earthquakes, IT system failures due to technical malfunctions, and cyberattacks, specifically ransomware attacks. This issue has intensified in recent years due to the exponential growth in the scale of data, owing to the growing use of modern apps and the increasing number of devices that gather data non-stop.
Old technology Vs. new technology
Just a few years ago, most organizations and businesses around the world handled their backups with dedicated hardware (tapes) they operated themselves (on-premises). They run solutions to duplicate and store files at multiple sites spread around the world in order to ensure their survival in case one site fails for one reason or another. Disaster recovery technologies allow them to revert to previous states via a series of predefined operations.
Data-Recovery ensures business continuity
As in many other fields, the Data Recovery as a Service offerings of large cloud providers and smaller specialty firms have proven their worth, being more reliable, more flexible, and cost-effective, and companies of every size and category purchase these services eagerly in order to ensure their business continuity no matter what. The data survivability offered by cloud suppliers is essentially 100% (99.999999999%); no local solution adopted by an organization, no matter how large its investment, can match this level.
Suppliers of cloud backup and DR services also offer a high level of data protection for client data based on their security systems, which serve the entirety of their cloud infrastructure. Furthermore, they ensure compliance with the binding regulations in any geographical region chosen by a client – a major task for global organizations with significant resources.
Backup services on public clouds support all kinds of data used by organizations, such as data files, object files, blocks, databases, and more. The client sets the backup and disaster recovery policies, including: backup times, backup rates, file types to be backed up, the geographical location of backup sites (worldwide), report types, and more.
Protect your business in cloud
A gradual transfer to the cloud is also available in this field via cloud suppliers. Organizations can adopt a hybrid approach to backup and disaster recovery, backing up local data or their data on a private cloud on one of the public providers in the first phase. With the move to a public cloud, they have the option to purchase backup and disaster recovery services from the public cloud provider or a third-party solution with the credentials for its respective app store.
Support businesses with the transition
Given the data challenges facing businesses and organizations of every scale and category, the threats, and their importance to the business process, it’s no wonder that backup and disaster recovery services offered by cloud suppliers are being widely and rapidly adopted.
Abnet Communication offers companies and distributors the tech knowledge and experience needed to build backup and DR solutions customized precisely for client needs.