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3 AWS Data Protection Capabilities Explained

AWS includes at least three (3) data protection capabilities that organizations can and often should use to protect their data. Each one offers distinct benefits for any organization that uses them. However, to account for each one’s limitations, organizations may need a third-party solution to best meet their AWS data protection requirements.

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DCIG Initiating Research into SDS Backup Targets

Building upon DCIG’s four TOP 5 reports on physcial NAS backup targets, DCIG has initiated research into the growing segment of utilizing software-defined storage as backup targets. DCIG intends to publish one or TOP 5 reports based on this research. It invites all SDS backup target providers to participate.

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Deciphering 100+ Cyber Secure Backup Targets Webinar

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.

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2024-25 DCIG TOP 5 2PB+ Cyber Secure Backup Target US Edition Report Now Available

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.

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2024-25 DCIG TOP 5 2PB+ Cyber Secure Backup Target Global Edition Report Now Available

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.

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4 Shades of AWS Data Protection

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.

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DCIG Initiating Research into Cyber Secure Backup Targets

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.

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5 Key Backup Solution Features to Protect Against and Recover from Ransomware Attacks

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.

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Nutanix Objects Storage

Nutanix Objects Storage Expands Mine’s Possibilities

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.

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