Today, many companies are aware of the importance of backup solutions to ensure business continuity. In this regard, the implementation of innovative technologies becomes a priority for any company that wants to ensure the continuity of its operations and the security of its digital assets. However, the failure to adopt these technologies had a significant impact on the continuity of services of large public and private companies.
As we approach World Backup Day, it is crucial to recognize the significance of implementing reliable backup solutions in modern businesses. With this in mind, we would like to take this opportunity to underscore the importance of this critical aspect of data protection. Today we want to delve into the key points of backup solutions, along with the current challenges faced by businesses by our Spain and LATAM CEO Juan Manuel Pascual.
“When there are news reports of companies having their systems crashed, all it proves that their business continuity policies and solutions have failed“. The consequences of the lack of these solutions can range from loss of critical data to disruption of business continuity, to reduced productivity as more time and resources must be spent to rebuild lost data.
The paradigm has changed. “The goal is to ensure business continuity and minimize the impact of any interruption in our services”. It is not simply a matter of making backups, but of having solutions that allow us to ensure the continuity of our business in the shortest possible time. This is where the terms immutability and hyperconvergence come into play.
Adopting a hyperconverged architecture allows faster recovery of information, regardless of volume. Immutability allows data to remain unchanged in case of being exposed to ransomware, increasing the security of critical information. Such architectures provide solutions to the new challenges that arise when choosing a backup solution, such as:
- Increase in speed. Business is moving increasingly faster, and so is the information that is generated. The volume and complexity of data have exploded over the past decade, posing enormous capacity and security challenges for companies. Finding scalable solutions is the first thing to do.
- Ransomware as the main threat. No company is immune from the risk of becoming a victim of a cyber attack. In addition, Spanish organizations are not prepared to respond. Ransomware has emerged as a major threat. Cybercriminals are well aware that one of their main goals is to block or encrypt information to cripple companies’ systems and services. Until a few years ago, a ransomware attack occurred in an isolated device, but today it spreads through systems, making difficult the business continuity. This threat affects the so-called Industry 4.0 so much that it has multiplied in the past year. In this scenario, it is necessary to emphasize that backups are the last line of defense against cyber-attacks and as a form of prevention against crashing our solutions, files, emails, management platforms, ERP, CRM, etc.
This new enterprise backup paradigm focuses on flexibility, scalability, and automation. “Given these challenges, companies must look for architects to design an environment that can defend against these threats. There are technologies that can simplify these processes while ensuring business continuity and even identifying needs“.