Data Protection Modernization: Why Your Business Needs to Adapt

JANUARY 11TH, 2023

Data is the backbone of any modern business, and it's more critical than ever to ensure your data is always protected and available. However, as technology evolves, traditional data protection methods have become outdated and less effective.

Gartner predicts that by 2023, 65 percent of the world’s population will have its personal information covered under current privacy regulations, compared to only 10 percent in 2020. Meanwhile, the amount of data is expected to reach 175 zettabytes by 2025, a 61 percent CAGR. With this explosion of data, traditional data protection methods can't keep up with more stringent data privacy requirements.

Data protection modernization ensures your business can keep pace with ever-evolving technologies.

Modernization Eliminates the Need to Rip and Replace

Traditional data protection methods often require a complete overhaul of your organization's infrastructure to adapt to new threats as they appear. That’s a costly and disruptive process. With data protection modernization, you can update and enhance your systems without the need to rip out and replace them, so you can continue using your existing procedures and processes. That saves time and money.

So, what should you do to modernize your data protection, backup, and disaster recovery efforts? Here are several vital steps that you can take:

Assess and Update Your Data Protection Strategy

Scrutinize your current data protection systems, processes, and infrastructure. Identify any areas that may be lacking or need improvement and put a plan in place that closes gaps that may expose vulnerabilities. Once you clearly understand your current landscape, develop a plan for modernizing your data protection efforts that align with your specific business needs and goals. That includes setting recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) that ensure your business will survive any disruption and get back in operation quickly.

Invest In Modern Data Protection Solutions

One of the essential steps in data protection modernization is investing in modern data protection solutions like Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP). Arcserve UDP protects your physical, virtual, and cloud-based workloads. With its comprehensive feature set, Arcserve UDP gives you a wide range of data protection, backup, and disaster recovery capabilities, including data deduplication, encryption, and easy disaster recovery testing.

Continuously Monitor and Improve

Data protection is an ongoing process. Once you’ve put modern data protection solutions in place, it’s crucial that you monitor and improve your data protection efforts continually.

Working with a managed services provider (MSP) can relieve limited and overburdened IT teams of the time and effort involved with keeping doing so. They can also keep your systems current while bringing specialized expertise to enhance your cyber defenses and strengthen your data resilience.

Arcserve's modern data protection solutions, combined with our technology partners’ expertise, help you navigate this evolving landscape, giving you a flexible and cost-effective way to protect your critical data. You’ll find a list of Arcserve expert technology partners, including MSPs, here. To learn more about Arcserve solutions, check out our on-demand demos.

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