Data Protection in a Cloud-Connected World

Today, data protection has evolved based on the increasing need to limit risks and safeguard a business’ greatest asset—its data. Organizations have a heightened focus on consistently securing data in more granular, intelligent ways. In an increasingly mobile, cloud- and internet-connected world, where loss of data integrity can take many forms, organizations are prioritizing how they protect and back up this crown jewel. When leveraged correctly, data unlocks valuable insights, reveals room for growth, and more.

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The Key Elements of Effective Data Protection Strategies

How we think of IT security is changing. Traditionally, corporate security measures have been centered around data protection. With data seen as the lifeblood of most organizations, this focus is understandable, but it only provides an incomplete picture.

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Our Perspective on Data Protection

Whether your data is on-premise, on a public cloud, fully cloud-native, or part of a hybrid cloud environment, these factors directly influence your data protection strategy. It is critical to develop a data protection strategy designed for your organization’s business needs.

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When Data Protection, People, and Processes Meet

Traditionally, organizations think of data protection simply as a way to backup files, folders, data, and even entire drives. While backups are valuable and sit at the heart of data protection, it’s evolving into data resilience, the ability to restore the business, not just the data, after an incident.

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What makes data availability and protection important?

Evolving Solutions CTO Michael Downs details the growing importance of balancing data availability and protection.

Four steps to increase Data Protection

Data breaches can take many forms-from inadvertent data deletion to unexpected downtime. Here are four action to help increase data protection and guard your organization against data breaches. These steps work best in combination, creating a comprehensive approach:

  1. Consistently create and update data copies
  2. Establish complete traceability and visibility
  3. Constantly monitor your data environment
  4. Implement strong security policies

Actions for a Data Protection strategy that fits your organization

Your data protection strategy will depend on your business needs, your industry, your data environments, the risks you might be exposed to, and more. There is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach that will meet all your needs, but you can follow these steps to develop a data protection strategy that is fit for your business:

  1. Evaluate your data environments and the processes you need to keep this data protected
  2. Automate where possible, and create an environment-agnostic data protection workflow that works on-premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment
  3. Ensure you have data protection best practices in place that you monitor and update regularly— from traceability to security policies to data encryption
  4. Create a plan to consistently maintain your data resilience strategy

Strong Partner Relationships

We believe in maintaining strong partner relationships to ensure we can offer the best services to our clients, no matter their needs. We don’t believe in trying to fit a partner into your operation who doesn’t belong there. Check out our partners page to see a list of the key partnerships we support.

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