We all know that Security is in the forefront, things such as SAT DNS Protection, firewalls, VPN Connections all play a massive role in getting the weakest link in the organization as best educated and equipped as humanly possible.
Data is and always has been the single most important asset that any company possess.
Accidental deletions, system failures, natural disasters, bad actors, and the list can go on, is always a WHEN it is going to happen, and never an IF it is going to happen.
Data loss, production loss, reputational loss, all form a very close bond and the cost of these can and does have a signific negative impact on any organization.
With the above mindset, resiliency and rapid recovery should become the goal. We are talking about so much more than just a restore point, a single backup copy or making multiple copies. You must architect an optimized and simplified recovery experience that will help you get back up and running quickly, even at scale.
Truly optimizing for the recovery experience requires careful planning, orchestration, recovery options, cross-functional alignment and training, storage deduplication efficiencies, and global visibility and oversight. Having solutions that provide recovery from anywhere to anywhere, and flexibility and choice in the event of an attack or disaster, is critical.
Why? Well, cyberattacks are never one size fits all. Sometimes everything is impacted, and you may need to recover an entire data centre in the cloud and on demand. On the other hand, maybe not all your environment is impacted, just a portion; having solutions in place that allow you to grab individual databases and files to recover back quickly into production can be vital. In the case where entire servers become encrypted, you may need to quickly recover those entire servers elsewhere. Or maybe you just need to recover many virtual machines back to production.
As a backup and disaster recovery specialist, I learned quickly that not all tools provide this level of flexibility. It is important to think through all the scenarios and choose the right solution. And remember, multiple disparate backup solutions create a complicated recovery experience, especially when multiple systems are compromised. Simplify and streamline by reducing the number and variety of point products and vendors across your organization, and ensure you always have a well-documented, and well tested 3-2-1-1- backup solution in place, as no matter how many layers we must protect us and our customers, backups is always the last line of defence.