Data, Lost or Stolen Can’t Come Back. Applications Can Be Reinstalled (Zertocon 2018 Insights)
Data is the lifeblood of today’s economy.
While Big Data is old news, organizations are now innovating with data in ways that we never imagined just a few years ago. When data is lost or stolen, tremendous value is wiped out, which in many cases could be even worse than the reputation loss that occurs when organizations disclose a breach.
Here at ZertoCon 2018, Zerto’s yearly user conference, the keynote speaker was Nicholas Thompson, the Editor-In-Chief at Wired magazine. His talk, The Future of Being Human dealt with the recurring theme of the importance of data.
Whether it’s DNA sequencing data, or social media streams and the metadata embedded in every Instagram post, data powers the modern economy. In example after example, Nicholas shared how critical data and the computational power that cloud computing and potentially quantum computing will be able to improve our lives as humans. Data unlocks our organizations’ paths to the future.
But data is fragile. It should not be like water, but it is. It’s ubiquitous, it’s fluid, it’s essential and it’s difficult to contain.
However, many organizations are still running older data protection models that are costly to maintain and protect. Most organizations today are not replicating data to the cloud. Backups, active-active and other legacy methods of protecting data simply do not meet the demands of today’s data consumers. Employees, applications, algorithms, and users demand low RTO and RPOs.
IT resilience is no longer just a dream for organizations with the largest IT budgets, it's now an essential component of a successful and auditable architecture.
Cryptolocker, ransomware like WannaCry and NotPetya, and organizations that are offering Ransomware-as-a-Service make your data even more valuable to an even larger number malicious cyber criminals.
Organizations that have moved on to a modern architecture with a tool like Zerto, or a fully-managed Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaas) provider, enable an organization to recover to the point just before the attack occurred.
A well-implemented program doesn’t just meet the check box on the auditor's report, but enables your users and applications to get back to using that critical data, to provide value to the organization and customers.
Zerto and replicating to the cloud is not magic, however it’s a key component that will protect an organization in the event of not just a physical disaster, but ransomware and other cyber attacks.
If you’d like to learn more about how Zerto can help your organization, check out this on-demand webinar on key things to consider in your disaster recovery program, or our whitepaper Best Practices to Leverage for Disaster Recovery, for even deeper insight.
For more information on how Navisite can help you build a robust disaster recovery plan, call us at (888) 298-8222 or contact us today.