World Backup Day is important because it serves as a reminder for individuals and organizations to take data backup which is your key assets. Backing up data is a proactive measure to ensure that if data loss occurs, you can recover your important files and information. In today's digital world, where data is essential for both personal and professional growth, taking data backup on regular interval seriously is very necessary.
World Backup Day: An Important Reminder for Data Safety
Commenting on the growing significance of World Backup Day in the digitally transforming world, Ramanujam Komanduri, Country Manager, Pure Storage India stated, “World Backup Day is a reminder for businesses to review their security strategy and make the necessary investments to protect data in a dynamic threat environment. Today, businesses are 24x7 and in this age, data recovery is more important than ever. After all, hackers' ingenuity and sophistication are at an all-time high. Therefore, businesses must adopt a multi-tier data protection architecture to increase resilience and durability.”
Tips for Data Backup
Data backup is important because data loss can happen at any time, and it can be costly and time-consuming to recover. With proper data backup, you can minimize the risk of losing important data. While talking to DT, Ramanujam highlighted the best tips for data backup. He said, “Organisations need a two-pronged strategy: advanced, immutable copies of their data and an ability to not just backup fast but to restore rapidly and at scale. Immutable copies are protected because they can’t be deleted, modified, or encrypted - even if an attacker gains access to sensitive data. They are also relatively easy to restore, but depending upon the situation might not be a viable option. Traditional tape or disk-based backup can restore roughly one to two terabytes an hour. That’s not going to cut it for most organisations, as this could lead to hours or days of downtime which could cause immeasurable financial and reputational loss to the world’s biggest organisations. Thankfully, some flash-based solutions can offer speeds of up to 270TB an hour and are needed to get an organisation up and running with minimal negative impact.”
“The final thing organisations should be doing is gaining a real understanding of their data, what internal and external policies govern its retention and, drawing up policies that avoid a "store everything forever" end-state and ensuring that the policies are adhered to. They should also ensure that the backup and restore performance capabilities can grow in sync with the amount of data protected. Only by doing this can organisations sustain backups for recovery, regulatory & compliance, and ransomware mitigation purposes with the growing dataset sizes that we will see in the next 5-10 years, especially with unstructured data,” concluded by Ramanujam.