How Unified Data Protection Ensures Data Resilience in Cloud Computing


Cybercrime will cost $8 trillion in 2023, increasing to $10.5 trillion by 2025, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. That’s an incredible amount of money. But, even at the individual company level, the costs of a data breach still average a breathtaking $9.44 million in the United States, according to IBM. You’ve probably seen similar statistics.

You may not realize that nearly half of all data breaches happen in the cloud (45 percent), with the average data breach cost coming in at $4.24 million for private clouds and $5.02 million for public clouds, according to the same IBM report.

These statistics are a driving force behind more companies adopting strategies that ensure data resilience in cloud computing. A simple definition of data resilience is the ability of a system to withstand everything from cyberattacks to network outages to natural disasters. And it’s crucial for businesses that rely on hybrid- and multi-cloud environments for storing and accessing vital data.

Compliance Is Critical, But Complexity Is Increasing

Aside from the costs of a breach, compliance with regulations ranging from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the U.S.'s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) puts added pressure on your company—and your IT team—to ensure your sensitive data is protected and resilient.

Multiple Cloud Tools and Services Create Additional Challenges

Multi- and hybrid-cloud deployments often force IT teams to deal with diverse storage, backup, and recovery systems. Usually, each cloud provider offers its own set of tools and services for managing data, making it challenging to develop a consistent data resilience strategy across multiple environments. And integrating some data protection solutions with existing infrastructures adds more complexity, especially when dealing with legacy systems. Ensuring effective cybersecurity across all your environments creates another wrinkle for IT to overcome.

Unified Data Protection: Data Resilience Across All Environments

Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) simplifies the data resilience equation. That starts with protection against data loss and extended downtime across cloud, local, virtual, hyperconverged, and SaaS-based workloads. You can also reduce your downtime from days to minutes and validate recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTOs/RPOs) and service-level agreements (SLAs) with automated testing and granular reporting.

Ransomware Prevention and Recovery: Crucial to Data Resilience

Arcserve UDP prevents ransomware attacks on critical disaster recovery infrastructure with available Sophos Intercept X Advanced for Server. This cutting-edge cybersecurity solution uses a deep learning neural network to detect both known and unknown malware—without relying on signatures. You can also quickly respond to and neutralize threats with CryptoGuard and WipeGuard, which use behavioral analysis to stop never-before-seen ransomware and boot-record attacks.

Utilize the Benefits of Immutable WORM Formatting

And you can rest assured that your data backups are stored in an immutable write-once-ready-many-times (WORM) format with Amazon S3 Object Lock support. As Amazon's website states, “You can use WORM protection for scenarios where it is imperative that data is not changed or deleted after it has been written.”

Faster Data Recovery With High Availability and Tape Support

That’s a key component of cloud data resilience. But recovery following a disaster is just as important. Arcserve UDP lets you restore faster with instant virtual machine (VM), local and remote virtual standby, application-consistent backup and granular restore, hardware snapshot support, and extensions delivering high availability and tape support. The solution also protects on-premises Microsoft 365 workloads, including Exchange Online, Teams, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business.

Scalability With Flexibility

Arcserve UDP offers a multi-tenant, cloud-based console or private management console, depending on your requirements. And you can quickly scale your hybrid business continuity topologies locally or across long distances with multiple sites, including your service and cloud providers.

Faster Data Protection Solutions

You’ll get fast results because you can deploy the solution in minutes with a few clicks—there’s no need for training or external professional services. Create data stores on your recovery point server (RPS), add the nodes you want to protect, a storage destination, and a plan. That’s it. And it’s easy to perform jobs like backup, virtual standby, and replication. You can choose a simple restore or a bare metal recovery, too.

Flexible Backup Options

Back up to a local machine (and folder) or a central RPS (in a remote, shared folder) with global, source-side deduplication. And add network CIFS/NFS shares, Office 365 Exchange, or SharePoint Online nodes and create related tasks.

Assured Data Resilience in Cloud Computing

Learn more about how you can put Arcserve products to work so you can be confident that your data is resilient in the cloud—and everywhere else in your organization—by talking to an Arcserve technology partner. To see the power of Arcserve UDP for yourself, take advantage of our 30-day free trial offer.

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