How to Achieve Data Resiliency in a Digital World

By Quinn Cosgrove

Jan 11, 2022 11:00:00 AM

About 4 minutes

The research group Digital Society defines the digital world as a place in which technologies have become an integral part of the way we live our lives, making life easier and more efficient.

As individuals, we may not be aware of how technology influences our lives, but the companies that provide us with products and services must use technology to understand what customers and clients want. Information is power and, in today’s digital world, information is exchanged and stored in data.

New technologies, such as connected IoT devices, are continually producing data that must be stored and analyzed to make business decisions. The volume and velocity of data produced in the digital world presents data resiliency challenges. Resiliency is also complicated by newer, complex infrastructures, such as software-defined and multicloud environments.

To ensure that mission-critical data is always complete, accurate, and available, today’s companies must use a combination of robust backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and replication.

Backup and Recovery for Data Protection Today

Companies that rely on on-site backups for data protection need to step up their game in today’s digital world. Because ransomware continues to be one of the more prevalent threats to data security, having the right type of backup solution is crucial. Some types of ransomware automatically delete on-site backup files, rendering them useless as a means of recovery.

The gold standard for backup and recovery is a 3-2-1 strategy: 3 copies of data, on 2 types of storage media, with one kept off-site. By locating several copies of data in multiple places, your company has a better chance of recovering files whether you experience a breach, natural disaster, or equipment failure.

Being resilient also means recovering data quickly after a traumatic incident. Taking advantage of hybrid cloud infrastructure for backup and recovery can help your company achieve ideal recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs). Cloud environments can be orchestrated and synced to accomplish rapid and complete recovery after an outage.

Veritas is a long-time leader in backup and recovery software, providing a data resiliency platform for today’s hybrid and multicloud environments.

Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) in the Pandemic Era

Our awareness of living in a digital world has intensified during the pandemic. Most organizations have needed to pivot to a virtual workplace staffed by remote workers. In this pandemic era, disaster recovery is essential, because all work is dependent on digital resources.

Cloud-based disaster recovery is a great way to meet the demands of business continuity in a digital world. Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) provides automatic failover from your physical environment to the cloud after a natural disaster impacts your business. All data and infrastructure can be backed up in the cloud to be accessed by remote workers.

Commvault provides disaster recovery software and DRaaS with orchestration and automation for recoverability across on-premises and cloud environments.

Replication in a Time of Data Growth

Replication is at the heart of data resiliency in a digital world. With replication, your company can make exact copies of data and store them in different locations so they are available for recovery.

Data replication increases data resiliency in a time when more companies have geographically dispersed locations and workforces. Replicating and storing data in cloud data centers means information can be backed up closer to the user for easier and more immediate access.

Continual replication is necessary to ensure that the copies of data are accurate and up-to-date. Real-time data allows your company to make the best decisions. Replication must also scale with the demands of data growth.

Rubrik offers replication to the cloud for highly scalable data protection and resilience.

Resiliency for a Digital Future

The digital world we live in is always evolving. For this reason, frequently testing and updating your data resiliency strategies and solutions is key. The workloads your company handles and the environment in which it operates continues to change, so your approach to data resiliency must change too.

ProActive Solutions makes backup and recovery a central part of our data transformation solutions. We take a consultative approach to helping companies like yours protect and recover data at scale. Our partnerships with leaders in backup and recovery technology, such as Commvault, Rubrik, and Veritas, ensure your organization implements data resiliency solutions that are future proofed.

Develop a cost-effective strategy for staying resilient in a digital world. Ask for a quote from ProActive.

Tags: Backup & Recovery, disaster recovery, replication, Data resiliency, data protection, digital world