Dell Eyes Ransomware With Better Backup
September 10, 2021
Dell Technologies 2021 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) findings
reveal organizations are facing several data protection challenges
driven by the constant threat of ransomware and the consumption of
emerging technologies such as cloud-native applications, Kubernetes
containers and artificial intelligence.
“While ransomware attacks can be devastating for people and businesses, accepting defeat as a foregone conclusion is not the answer,” said Jeff Boudreau, president and general manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “We understand the stakes have never been higher, and the task of protecting data has never been more complex. As the leading provider of data protection hardware and software, our portfolio addresses this growing challenge by helping customers adopt a holistic cybersecurity and data protection strategy to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from ransomware and other cyberattacks.”
New GDPI findings reveal increased state of complexity around data protection
The 2021 Dell Technologies GDPI survey of 1,000 global IT decision
makers shows organizations are combatting continued data growth and
increased data protection complexities. The study found that
organizations are managing more than 10 times the amount of data
than they did five years ago – from 1.45 petabytes in 2016 to 14.6
petabytes in 2021. Additionally, 82% of respondents are concerned
their organization’s existing data protection solutions won’t be
able to meet all future business challenges. These concerns are
well-founded, with more than 30% reporting data loss in the last
year and nearly half (45%) experiencing unplanned system downtime.
Over two-thirds (67%) lack confidence that all their business-critical data can be recovered in the event of a destructive cyberattack or data loss.
Sixty-three percent believe emerging technologies—such as cloud-native applications, Kubernetes containers, artificial intelligence and machine learning pose a risk to data protection, and the lack of data protection solutions for newer technologies was one of the top three data protection challenges for organizations.
On average, the cost of data loss in the last 12 months is approaching four times higher for organizations using multiple data protection vendors as compared to those using a single-vendor approach.
Delivering comprehensive data protection and trusted cyber
Dell EMC PowerProtect appliances with Smart Scale helps organizations manage multiple data protection appliances at exabyte scale, allowing IT staff to make informed decisions about their capacity needs and keep up with data growth. With Smart Scale, customers can configure multiple appliances as a single pool giving them the ability to see and manage large data sets in one entity—as many as 32 PowerProtect appliances and more than three exabytes of logical capacity. Organizations can maximize resources and save costs with proactive monitoring and simplified management of backup data.
Dell Technologies Managed Services for Cyber Recovery Solution helps organizations drive consistent operations and reduce risk of data loss by having Dell experts manage day-to-day cyber recovery vault operations and support recovery activities. These managed services build on Dell's portfolio of cyber recovery consulting, deployment, and support services, helping customers protect and manage this critical capability.
Snapshots in PowerProtect Data Manager simplifies backing up our
virtual machines using less infrastructure and without impact to the
production environment. By removing the need to deploy or manage
proxies to move data, our virtual machines can be backed up faster,
saving us time,” said Drew Hills, infrastructure analyst, IT
Systems, Information Technology, USC Australia.
Dell EMC PowerProtect appliances with Smart Scale is in technology preview today and is expected to be globally available in 1H 2022.
Dell Technologies Managed Services for Cyber Recovery Solutions are available globally today.