Data Has Become The Most Important Asset In The Digital World: Seagate

Data Has Become The Most Important Asset In The Digital World: Seagate

World Backup Day has become an important place in today’s digital age. As our reliance on technology continues to grow, the role of data backup is very crucial. Losing important data can have devastating consequences for individuals and organizations. World Backup Day serves as a reminder to take the necessary steps to protect our valuable data.

Growing Role of World Backup Day

Speaking about the increasing role of World Backup Day in the digitally empowering world, Sameer Bhatia, Director - Asia Pacific, Seagate Technology commented, “World Backup Day celebrated annually on March 31st, is a significant reminder to individuals and businesses about the importance of safeguarding their priceless digital data against human errors, disaster events, accidental data loss or malicious cyberattacks. Data has become the most important asset in the digital world, it is the new currency for growth in the digital economy.”

“However, the reality is that most backup platforms aren’t keeping up with today’s demands. Data generated in the global datasphere are growing exponentially --- reaching 221ZB in 2026. Yet, around 30% of individuals have never even backed up their data.  Data is being spread across disparate infrastructures (on-premises, cloud, end-user devices), and it’s becoming harder to ensure successful backups with traditional approaches — many of which require different backup tools for different environments. A survey of 4,000 professionals tells us that 37% of backup jobs fail and 34% of restores fail - that’s a staggering number that can’t be tolerated.”

“This day serves as a reminder that data preservation is essential for long-term success. World Backup Day prompts all parties, from content producers to large-scale enterprises and those in finance, to safeguard our digital heritage for future generations. As a mass data storage leader for more than 40 years, Seagate has been a strong advocate of protecting data. By educating and providing a comprehensive backup strategy and tools integrated with our solutions, Seagate helps its customers protect their valuable data from accidental data loss or malicious cyberattacks while also facilitating data utilization, scalability, and mobility, stated by Sameer Bhatia.

Best Tips to Back-up Data Securely

Keeping data secure by taking back-up is the best idea in today’s world. Highlighting the best data back-up tips, Sameer said, “Working with leading companies, from startups to Fortune 500, Seagate has learned that the best organisations combine cloud and on-premises backup technologies to ensure their environments, data sets, applications, and users are kept safe and secure — protected from data loss and downtime. Combining these backup technologies is the right way forward for today’s organisations.”

“Those looking to ensure data integrity may choose to follow the popular 3-2-1 backup strategy as a baseline --- 3 copies of data, 2 different media, and 1 copy offsite. Seagate recommendations include copying data from internal systems to cloud storage, using hybrid clouds and more.”

“Choosing a hybrid approach incorporate advantages of cloud backup to on-premises backup. The two can often be complementary. Understanding this possibility, integration choices are plenty, with cloud-based solutions include S3-intergated storage-as-a-service for multicloud environments, fully managed data migration services, and seamless data transfers between edge to cloud. Not only can secondary data sets be stored remotely, but cloud backups can also serve as another media type, provide another location for primary backup or archive, or even serve as a consolidation site for many distributed backups, achieving more accessibility and less manual intervention. Seagate’s Lyve Cloud offers a new way to make backup better, through a compelling S3 alternative with always-on cloud storage, designed to complement any existing multicloud environment.”

“The hardware solutions involves storage systems as well as self-encrpyting drives equipped with erasure coding and protection against drive failure. Consider storage arrays, be it RAID- or JBOD-based, that are purpose-built with data protection and quick rebuilds. Seagate’s enterprise systems do backup right with seamless integration, powering self-healing and self-managed storage like CORVAULT that offers reliablity and hands-off performance, or enabling architecture versatility and cost optimization, such as the expansion shelves and JBOD.”

“Backup also starts from personal storage. A great backup plan goes with choosing the right drive.  The capacity, style, and portability for easy access, matter. For those in need of sheer size, Seagate’s new One Touch Hub that goes up to 20TB with password protection. Fashion and function can also go in tandem in a storage drive, taking the sleek One Touch HDD and SSD that is as small as a credit card.”

“Data recovery can be costly, that’s why data recovery services that come with a drive is valuable. Most Seagate drives include Rescue Data Recovery Services are offered once complimentarily for at least three years. It helps users to have the peace of mind through in-house secure facilities and an industry-leading 95% success rate of data recovery.”

“The 3-2-1 backup strategy, with the assistance of a trusted data storage solutions provider, is a good first step for companies and individuals to devise or revise a data backup plan. This will ensure success in the best value per byte, leading capcity, and proven reliability, regardless of how many backups are required (over and above the initial “3”); target media (SAN, or object-based storage using Application Platform); or location (on-premises or in the cloud),” concluded by Sameer.

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