A few weeks ago, a customer went through a data loss event. When we hopped on a call to discuss the issue, they said “I guess now is a great time for us to see if our DR plan really works.” Though we can happily say they recovered their data easily, during an event is not the time to “see if it really works.”
It’s not whether if you “should” move to the cloud or “when” you move to the cloud, but WHY. A vast majority of enterprises are already moving to the cloud, but for smaller enterprise environments, or the SMB, the question of “why” is still being asked. Here is a great 90 second video from the experts at Zerto that discusses the 3 main advantages as to WHY business should take advantage of the cloud:
The Strategy Behind the New Security Model
Zero Trust is a strategic security model that restricts everything and anything from gaining access to systems without first being verified, even if the connection is coming from inside the organization. The model ensures that users who have access by default, are required to continuously verify their identity. The implementation of the Zero Trust model has increased dramatically as people continue to work from home - resulting in an increase of cyber-attacks.
There are many factors to consider when it comes to how fast your systems recover from a backup. Are you recovering from incremental, differential, or full backups? Backup schemas such as these can affect your recovery times. Then there is recovery from on prem or the cloud, the size of your databases, hard drives, files, etc. and bandwidth. The 3-2-1 rule is the gold standard for backups but at the end of the day, it’s bandwidth and network capacity that have a big impact on your recovery times. During a DR event when data must be recovered, bandwidth and network capacity need to be your friend, and many times, they can slow you down.