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Protect your virtualized data

Protecting your business, not just the data

As the amount and types of data that your business owns continue to grow, and as more of your IT deployments include virtualized workloads on flash storage, there is an immediate and critical need to protect this data reliably. A full 62 percent of small to medium size businesses report experiencing data and security breaches leading to system downtime, reduced productivity, and permanent data loss. Protecting uptime is no less critical: the average cost of downtime is $75,000 USD per hour, which can cripple a business of any size.
When it comes to best-practice data protection, no single technology can provide the complete solution. The starting point for any data protection policy decision should always be a business risk assessment as opposed to a technology discussion. Once you understand the cause and effect of application downtime and data loss, you can then properly assess the pros and cons of the data protection technologies that are available.
The threat and risk of data loss is growing in both variety and volume. Network and power outages, component failure, human error, willful malevolence, data corruption, software bugs, site failures and even natural disasters are just a few of the sources of application downtime and data loss. But perhaps no source of data loss has hit the headlines more than ransomware threats. According to the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), 2017 is expected to be a year in which ransomware wreaks havoc on businesses. The cost of the ransom, the loss of valuable IT time, and the potential downtime to mission-critical applications can permanently damage businesses of all sizes. The question for any business is no longer "Will I be a victim of ransomware", but rather "Will I be prepared when ransomware attacks"?
Data protection is therefore a continuum that must cover a wide range of scenarios. Snapshots, replication and backups are technologies with different yet complementary roles for mitigating the business impact of data loss incidents.