The field of data protection threats and obstacles is constantly changing, and the market needs to change along with it. Rapid data growth and the costs of protecting data, while dealing with a myriad of other factors, have resulted in a new crop of data protection technologies popping up in the market.
To address modern backup and data protection concerns, a number of technologies and trends have risen in popularity as of late. Data protection technologies are not a one-size-fits-all situation, and whether its ransomware, big data, or security and compliance issues, the problems your organization might face are likely different from others looking to fix their own data security problems. Luckily, recent developments in data protection cover a wide variety of hurdles.
Copy data management has emerged as a technology to help as data protection needs grow and become more complex. Many modern methods of data protection rely on creating copies to keep files safe, but too many copies can quickly become cumbersome. Extraneous copies of data can not only be costly, but can negatively affect production and performance, so having a streamlined system for managing copies of data is a must.
Converged data protection technologies can also aid in streamlining data protection. Similar to the hyper-converged products we see flooding the market, converged data protection combines all of the functions and services you require into an easy-to-use, scalable architecture.
While Rubrik and Cohesity Inc. were once the only two names in the converged data protection game, this year has seen larger vendors, like Hewlett Packard Enterprises, get in on the action.
As with many other areas of IT, the cloud is also playing a role in modern data protection. Cloud backup and disaster recovery is another platform that organizations can use to protect data from threats, such as ransomware, and some vendors have combined the cloud with other popular data protection technologies to create a well-rounded fix. But the cloud has some limitations that potential users should understand.
With this guide, we've included a varied collection of news and tips on the constantly evolving field of data protection technology, from the data protection technologies listed above, to a few others that are making a splash in the market.
1Converged data protection-
Convergence makes its way into backup and DR
With converged data protection, scalability and flexibility are just two of the benefits that are reeling consumers in. Vendors continue to join the converged data protection market, which grows more competitive by the day. See what else this technology has to offer in the articles below.
Cohesity's hyper-converged secondary storage software expands converged data protection to Microsoft Hyper-V and multiple NAS protocols. Continue Reading
Commvault HyperScale is available as a software application or as a preloaded hardware appliance. The product is built on scale-out architecture for linear growth. Continue Reading
2Cloud backup and DR-
The role of cloud in data protection
Cloud backup vendors are listening to users' modern data protection concerns and working to make cloud data protection a viable and comprehensive backup and recovery option.
By bringing their cloud backup and data protection technologies under one umbrella, Axcient and eFolder hope to create a best-of-breed backup and recovery product. Continue Reading
There are a number of ways to bring cloud computing protection into your organization. Discover how to take advantage of the benefits of the public cloud. Continue Reading
3Copy data management-
Eliminating unnecessary data
Creating multiple copies of data is a reliable way to protect data, but what happens when those copies start to take over? Extra copies of production data take up a significant amount of space in many organizations, so it's no wonder copy data management is taking the data protection field by storm.
Data center protection is becoming more complex, and storage vendors are stepping up to the challenge with hardware and software products. Continue Reading
Products in the copy data management market are gaining traction to protect production data and enable the use of data copies for DevOps and more. Continue Reading
4What else is out there?-
Other modern data protection tools
While copy data management, converged technologies and the cloud garner most of the attention, there are other products and methods quietly keeping pace in the data protection market. From the accessibility of flat backups to the resiliency of tape storage, these approaches to data protection should not be overlooked.
Flat backup has become a viable option thanks to advancements made in storage snapshot technology. Discover how flat backup technology has evolved. Continue Reading
An enterprise data protection strategy that includes cloud and tape can minimize data loss, boost data agility and reduce downtime. Continue Reading
Object storage has come into its own. Discover what benefits object storage backup can offer enterprise administrators. Continue Reading