With exponential data growth across most organizations in all sectors, backup and recovery processes have become cumbersome and time-consuming — not to mention the drain on performance. Maybe you’ve already seen the stats put out in Domo’s recent Data Never Sleeps report: “2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every single day,” and “in the past two years alone, 90 percent of the data in the world has been generated.”
And according to Aberdeen group, “180 zettabytes of data is expected to be created each year.” That’s 1 billion terabytes or 1 trillion gigabytes!
We are literally swimming in data, and as a result, the state of the data protection in IT today is verging on chaos. Would your backup and restore solution save you in the event of a data breach? Aberdeen goes on to say that the average cost of a data breach in the U.S. today is $8 million. Wow. How many companies can even survive that?
This chaos is not just stemming from the exponential data growth, either. Add to it the user expectation of 100 percent data availability at all times, with no tolerance for downtime or lags, even for legitimate reasons, such as backups or updates. Plus, the need to keep all that data secure. All of this creates overwhelming complexity in our IT environments.
According to David M. Davis with ActualTech Media, we need simpler IT solutions, especially when it comes to data protection. In his intro to the on-demand webcast, “Future Proof Your Data Protection,” he offers six features that you should look for in any modern data protection solution:
- Ease of use
- Ease of management
- Ability to leverage the cloud
- Built-in security features
- Future-proof functionality
That last one kind of encompasses it all. We couldn’t have known 15 years ago what we’d be up against today with all this data. And if we’re too busy putting out individual fires, we won’t be prepared for what’s to come in the next 15 years. We need simpler solutions that bring all our challenges together where we can get a better handle on them. Because it’s all connected.
What if you could simplify backup and recovery across your entire infrastructure — both on premises and in the cloud — and at the same time, adapt to new requirements while still growing efficiently? What if you could automate some of your IT tasks to free up your staff for more innovative projects?
NetVault Backup actually does enable all these things with cloud-ready data protection for the hybrid datacenter. You’re able to protect your apps and data in the most complex IT environments from one intuitive console (request a demo of NetVault Backup). And it supports multiple server and application platforms in both physical and virtual environments. That means you can ensure continuous availability of your business-critical systems, applications and data.
It’s really pretty cool and hits all of David’s feature requirements above.
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