How Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Makes a Difference When Disaster Strikes


All kinds of challenges come with a hybrid cloud computing strategy. But that isn’t stopping its adoption. That’s because a hybrid approach gives you the flexibility to take advantage of the specific benefits private clouds, public clouds, and on-premises resources deliver for your enterprise. And you can adapt as your needs change. It’s no wonder then that the hybrid cloud market is expected to grow at a robust 17.6% CAGR from 2021 through 2026.

Cybersecurity Is Still a Big Concern

First, the good news. The Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021 says hybrid cloud had the lowest average total cost of a data breach compared to public, private, and on-premises cloud models. The bad news? The average cost of a breach in a hybrid cloud environment is a whopping $3.61 million. But the really bad news is that 85 percent of breaches involved the human element, and 40 percent of organizations have suffered a cloud-based data breach. Preventing humans from being, well, human, simply isn’t possible, and that includes cybercriminals. So, how can you protect your data and ensure business continuity across your hybrid infrastructure?

An Integrated Solution Is the Answer

Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) Cloud Hybrid secured by Sophos gives you a fully integrated cloud backup, cybersecurity, and disaster recovery extension to Arcserve data protection software and appliances. UDP lets you create a cohesive data security, protection, and retention strategy. And if the worst does happen—whether it’s a ransomware attack or natural disaster—UDP lets you quickly deploy cloud-based backup and disaster recovery (DR) to public and private clouds. Combined with Arcserve UDP software and appliances, Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid automatically replicates your data and backups from an on-premises Arcserve UDP recovery point server (RPS) to a corresponding RPS in the cloud. Integrated Sophos Intercept X Advanced cybersecurity protects cloud workloads from threats using a deep learning neural network to identify known and unknown threats. This artificial intelligence (AI) effectively neutralizes malware, exploits, and ransomware. Included signature-based protection defends against common threats, and ransomware attacks on backup data are blocked with CryptoGuard while boot record attacks are prevented with WipeGuard. You chose a hybrid cloud strategy because of the flexibility it offers. Arcserve lets you retain that flexibility while making it possible for you to keep your business running in the face of almost any disaster.

Look for Comprehensive Cloud-Based Protection

Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid gives you added peace of mind by protecting your data in SSAE 18-, SSAE 16-, and ISAE 3402-certified data centers with full 256-bit AES encryption of data at the source, in flight, and in the cloud. SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 reports for Arcserve Cloud data centers are available on request. You also get remote virtual standby for emergency application failover, and failback to the cloud with manually triggered failover to remote resources and instant VM recovery. You can even restore files, folders, and workloads with ease and manage the entire backup process from the UDP console, specifying the backup source, destination, and retention policies. And you can be confident in your recovery capabilities because Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid lets you confirm your RTOs, RPOs, and SLAs with fully automated DR testing and application-level recovery, and RPO and SLA validation.

Software That Keeps Things Simple

You can count on Arcserve UDP software because it has been battle-tested in the most challenging IT environments. It supports cloud, physical servers, and VMs running Windows and Linux-based applications, Office 365, vSphere and Hyper-V, and Nutanix AHV hypervisors in the cloud. The software lets you quickly adapt to changing business requirements with heterogeneous protection for workloads on-premises or in private and public clouds, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. And simple, cost-effective subscription-based licensing helps you keep your budget under control.

Protect Your Hybrid Cloud Environment

Take the next step and find out how Arcserve UDP Cloud Hybrid can make a difference for your enterprise. To learn more, read the datasheet or contact us.