Protecting cloud-based workloads in our digital era

MAY 1ST, 2019

In today’s digital era, customers expect access to what they want, when they want it. No longer will they wait to make online transactions or happily accept a “lights out” period from companies or applications they frequent. Take the recent Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage, for example, which sent millions of users in a frenzy. The backbone of customer experience is, for better or worse, now dependent on data availability rather than solely serving up quality products.

In our data-driven world, the introduction of the digital consumer and fusion of technologies have enabled business optimization. Now that an organization’s most critical asset is its data, the IT function is the single most critical aspect to a business either meeting – or not meeting – customer demand.

Ensuring your business is always on for your customers is vital, and why data protection is critical to your IT strategy. Unfortunately, no organization is completely immune to attacks – disaster can strike at any time, and the cost of downtime is more than just financial; it can cause irreparable damage to your brand reputation as well.

We asked 759 global IT decision makers how confident they were in their organization’s ability to recover from unplanned downtime, and only 26% of companies reported that they are extremely confident in their ability to recover. We’ve also found that only half of companies have a disaster recovery plan in place. To be frank, that’s not good enough. But we get it.

In today’s modern IT infrastructure, organizations are burdened by complex environments comprised of a wide variety of systems, applications and data with different service level agreements (SLAs) that in turn, require different levels of application availability. Mission-critical systems, such as transactional systems or those that run e-commerce sites, need to be available 24/7/365 and require continuous data protection/high availability. Other systems, such as e-mail and CRMs, are critical for business/to maintain productivity, while secondary systems might be for archival data or internal intranet sites.

With so many different tiers of systems and applications, IT pros could be juggling over a dozen discrete products and vendors when deploying a business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan. Sound familiar? If you are looking to simplify your infrastructure and to reduce the multiple points of failure in your current environment, look no further than Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP).

We are excited to announce the new version, offering full protection of onsite, virtual, cloud and SaaS-based workloads – now including Nutanix AHV and Office 365. With Arcserve UDP, you can:

  • Access the most complete set of capabilities available to protect Office 365 data
  • Remove the costs, complexity, and multiple points of failure from a “do it yourself” BCDR approach
  • Reduce extended downtime by cutting RTO and RPO from days to minutes
  • Validate RTOs, RPOs, and SLAs with Assured Recovery™ testing
  • Shrink your storage footprint by up to 20x times with built-in global, source-side deduplication
  • Cut the time spent managing backup solutions by up to 50%

Learn more about what’s new with Arcserve UDP!

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