In today’s complex and ever-evolving IT landscape, enterprises are generating and consuming more data than ever before. Often this data is distributed in difficult-to-access silos as organizations rely on multiple, diverse clouds. While taking a multi-cloud approach to data management brings compelling advantages like flexibility and reduced vendor lock-in, these data silos are a major issue as they fragment data, increase the complexity of IT infrastructure, and increase costs. Perhaps most concerning, the journey to multi-cloud is fraught with risks to data resilience — whether from accidental or intentional content deletion, corruption, or ransomware.
Enterprises need to evaluate their needs, locate data silos, and choose a cloud-native, third-party data protection solution to scale and overcome the fundamental challenges of managing multiple multi-cloud environments.
Protecting data during the journey to multi-cloud
When migrating to multi-cloud applications and solutions, enterprises need to identify challenges — including the long-term retention of their data, and simple, quick, complete ransomware and disaster recovery. Data can be stored across a number of locations, such as network attached storage (NAS), virtual machines (VMs), file servers (FS), or databases (DBs). Every enterprise should create a data protection strategy that accommodates all of their prior data needs in addition to their future cloud-native apps’. Essential workloads have expanded across multi-cloud databases and public cloud file servers, and cannot be adequately protected by legacy applications that cannot scale or safeguard data across varied environments.
The next step? Looking to SaaS apps and IaaS/PaaS solutions as the enterprise finalizes its multi-cloud transition plan. IT leaders will need to choose a data protection solution that not only meets essential storage and cloud app criteria, but also proactively and automatically monitors data compliance across all workloads — for example, some SaaS workloads may be subject to stringent data residence and governance requirements, etc.
Evaluating the ideal multi-cloud data protection solution
When looking to make the switch to a multi-cloud strategy, enterprises should evaluate prospective solutions on the following capabilities:
- The solution should centralize operations to eliminate silos for cloud app data. This provides increased visibility into the status of all data from one control pane, and enables data governance in compliance with today’s regulations.
- Cloud-native, multi-cloud apps require cloud-native data protection. Don’t settle for legacy applications that were not developed in the cloud.
- SaaS and other cloud services lower costs while increasing simplicity and scalability This eliminates additional hardware or software maintenance and manual updates. Additionally, the solution should scale up or down on demand, immediately accommodating rapid shifts in data volumes.
- The solution should be easy to deploy and manage, automating processes and allowing teams to operate without specialized expertise.
- It should minimize exposure to ransomware and other threats with air-gapped and truly immutable backups. Some providers claim to be fully immutable — many are not.
Only a solution like Druva provides the security, cost efficiency, and experience one should expect from a SaaS leader.
Druva — meeting your multi-cloud needs with the industry’s first 100% SaaS Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva simplifies data protection for modern multi-cloud environments. It centralizes data protection with multi-tenant, integrated workflows for comprehensive backup, disaster recovery, archival, compliance, and analytics. This eliminates data silos and increases resilience without any hardware, software, or associated complexity. With Druva, your organization can:
- Drive cybersecurity, data governance, and analytics initiatives, and leverage AI to transform your backup data into business intelligence.
- Enable eDiscovery, meet compliance mandates with best-in-class global deduplication, automated tiering, and archiving.
- Consolidate all workloads into a single control pane to reduce infrastructure and administrative overhead.
Join us at the 2022 Multi-Cloud Data Resiliency Virtual Summit to learn more
Want to learn more about multi-cloud data resilience? Check out the new white paper for a closer look, and read the solution brief for an in-depth exploration of Druva’s award-winning data protection for your multi-cloud environments.
In addition, register now for Druva’s 2022 Multi-Cloud Data Resilience Virtual Summit to hear from experts and industry leaders, including ESG, AWS, Nutanix, and more. Insights include:
- Best practices for protecting globally-distributed, diverse data sets across multi-cloud deployments – public cloud and SaaS applications.
- How you can boost data security and resilience while delivering cost-efficiency and eliminate sprawl.
- Successful strategies that will future proof your multi-cloud journey through 2022 and beyond.
- More about new Druva innovations that span data protection, cost efficiency and cyber resilience.
Registration is free and we hope to see you there!