Achieving Data Resiliency with Immutable Data Storage in Multi-Cloud Environments

JULY 13TH, 2023

From an organizational perspective, Gartner says that coupling radical efficiency with innovation to drive business resiliency, growth, and profits requires shrewd investing in digital. That’s because a resilient business delivers better bottom-line results: McKinsey found that from 2020 through 2021, resilient companies generated shareholder returns that were 50 percent higher than those of less resilient peers.

And that explains why in today’s world—rife with threats coming at businesses from every direction—data resiliency is the top priority for every IT pro. That’s especially true in complex, multi-cloud environments. A recent independent study of IT decision-makers, commissioned by Arcserve, bears this out, with 83 percent of respondents saying their organization includes data resilience in their strategies.

If your business relies on multiple clouds, achieving data resiliency starts with ensuring your data is protected everywhere. That’s where immutable storage comes into play.

What Is Immutable Data Storage?

When your data is placed in immutable storage, it’s converted into a write-once-read-many-times (WORM) format that can’t be altered or deleted. TechTarget says data stored in an immutable format “will remain completely static and pristine for its entire existence (and) can never be tampered with, modified, or removed.” That means your immutable stored data is protected against accidental or malicious changes, deletions, or corruption

Immutability Brings Crucial Benefits to Multi-Cloud Environments

With your data backed up in immutable storage, it’s not only protected, but it also helps you meet regulatory requirements and facilitates compliance audits. That’s especially helpful in heavily regulated industries, such as healthcare and finance, where immutable storage offers an audit trail, ensuring transparency and accountability.

Most importantly, your immutable backups ensure you can always restore your data, even if you’re struck by ransomware, a hardware failure, or even a natural disaster. So, how do you leverage immutable storage and achieve data resiliency in multi-cloud environments—without adding more complexity? 

Arcserve UDP: The Multi-Cloud Data Resiliency Solution

In a multi-cloud environment, you need more than cloud data protection. You need unified protection and cyberattack prevention across all of your infrastructure—on-premises, off-premises, and in the cloud

That’s where Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) is a game-changer, delivering complete IT resiliency for your virtual, physical, and cloud infrastructures and SaaS-based workloads. Arcserve UDP protects against data loss and reduces downtime from days to minutes. The software also validates recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTOs/RPOs) and service-level agreements (SLAs) and offers automated testing and granular reporting.

Data protection starts with ransomware prevention. Arcserve delivers on that promise with available Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server to protect your backup infrastructure from ransomware. At the same time, immutable cloud storage with AWS Object Lock safeguards your data and repels hacker attacks. 

Scale Easily Across Your Infrastructure

With Arcserve UDP, you can quickly scale hybrid business continuity topologies, locally or over long distances, with multiple sites, including service and cloud providers. And installation is done in a few clicks. 

You can quickly create data stores on the recovery point server, add the nodes you want to protect, a storage destination, and a plan. And it’s easy to perform jobs such as backup, virtual standby, replication, or even a simple restore or a bare metal recovery. 

Arcserve UDP lets you back up to either a local machine or a central recovery point server (RPS) with global, source-side deduplication. A destination can be an RPS, local folder, or remote shared folder. It’s also easy to add network CIFS/NFS shares, Office 365 Exchange, or SharePoint online nodes and create related tasks.

Protect On- and Off-Premises Workloads

Arcserve UDP fully protects a broad range of platforms, including: 

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux
  • Amazon EC2
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft 365 (Exchange Online, Teams, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business)
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft SQL, file servers
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Oracle Database with native RMAN support 
  • VMware vSphere (agentless)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V (agentless)
  • Supports Nutanix Objects and Nutanix Files for protection of Nutanix HCI

Data Management Made Easy

You can manage Arcserve UDP with either the on-premises private or cloud-based management console. Long used on-premises by IT pros, the private management console is a good choice if your environment requires a private setting. The cloud-based management console is perfect if you need more flexible controls, such as multitenancy.

Multitenant management is simplified with the cloud-based management console, so you can easily configure sub-organizations, manage them like different tenants, and separate workloads into different domains for easier management. And you get granular security with flexible management capabilities using tenant-level security and storage controls.

Talk to an Arcserve Technology Partner

Get expert guidance and support in creating a more resilient company by choosing an Arcserve technology partner. Find a complete list of our partners here. To learn more about Arcserve UDP, request a demo or check out our 30-day free trial.

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