Enterprises once considered storage systems that functioned as backup targets a haven for their backups. Those days are effectively over unless an organization chooses a backup target that can host and protect their backups. To discuss how to best decipher the 100+ cyber secure backup targets on the market, join myself, DCIG Principal Data Analyst, and Nexsan in an upcoming webinar on March 6, 2024, at Noon CT.
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2024-25 DCIG TOP 5 2PB+ Cyber Secure Backup Target US Edition Report. This report provides guidance on the TOP 5 cyber secure backup targets that enterprises should consider in their fight against ransomware. These TOP 5 backups targets afford enterprises the best options for accelerating backups, repelling ransomware attacks, and facilitating restores and recoveries.
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2024-25 DCIG TOP 5 2PB+ Cyber Secure Backup Target Global Edition Report. This report provides guidance on the TOP 5 cyber secure backup targets that enterprises should consider in their fight against ransomware. These TOP 5 backups targets afford enterprises the best options for accelerating backups, repelling ransomware attacks, and facilitating restores and recoveries.
Data protection providers always have a substantial presence at the annual AWS re:Invent conference. While they exhibit there for multiple reasons, one stands out. Organizations moving their production applications and data into AWS for the first time present a green field opportunity for these providers. Yet as organizations consider the various AWS data protection options available, they may find they need more than one. In fact, they may need four or more solutions to properly protect their applications and data hosted in AWS.
DCIG last formally researched, evaluated, and published a report on deduplicating backup targets in 2018 when it still produced Buyer’s Guides. Since then, the features that organizations expect backup targets to possess, and deliver, have evolved significantly. Organizations specifically expect these backup targets to offer specific cyber secure features that help them protect backups and recover from ransomware.
Anyone who believes their organization remains impervious to ransomware after the recent attack on the MGM Resorts, I hope you are right! However, if this attack has finally prompted you to act, or at least reaffirm the security actions you have already taken work properly, then read on. This latest ransomware attack illustrates that hackers continue to employ ever more ingenious approaches to conduct attacks. Yet as they do, five core features found in many backup solutions will, if properly and comprehensively deployed, provide organizations a viable path forward for data protection and restores.
In 2019 Nutanix made a lot of noise around its Nutanix Mine product which DCIG wrote about a few years ago. This offering presents Nutanix’s technology as a secondary scale-out storage offering optimized for use in backup. One could configure Mine as either a backup storage target or an integrated backup appliance with both backup software and storage.
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its second TOP 5 report on Microsoft Azure Backup Solutions. This TOP 5 report provides organizations guidance on the best backup solutions for backing up and recovering applications and data hosted in Microsoft Azure.
Over the last 20 years deduplication appliances have become integral components in the backup strategies of many organizations. However, as more organizations implement hybrid clouds, they need to re-examine the role that deduplication appliances play in them. While these appliances work well on-premises, they possess specific weaknesses that become more apparent when performing cloud recoveries
There eventually comes a point when enterprises say, “Enough! We need better options to manage all the features and technologies we have already acquired.” More technology providers have heard and responded to this cry for help. While providers still strive to introduce innovative features and technologies, many now seek to sustain this innovation through cloud consoles.