It is true that most enterprises today have either started their cloud journeys or are leveraging cloud-native tools. However, the journey is as important as the final destination when it comes to cloud.
Understanding this journey and regularly assessing cloud readiness will lead to successful transitions, but there are things to consider. According to research by Vanson Bourne, 94 percent of enterprises now have a multi-cloud strategy—and 80 percent have accelerated these strategies due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. But in today’s multi-cloud environments, data is scattered from the core to the edge, across different cloud providers, and accessed by an ever-increasing number of applications.
Suppose organizations simplify and automate disaster recovery (DR) in the cloud. In that case, ensuring that backup data is optimized while in transit to the cloud and enabling quick recovery of data from the cloud are vital to their success. In addition, data protection for multi-cloud environments can pose a variety of challenges ranging from optimizing total cost of ownership (TCO) to ensuring regulatory compliance. In general, most organizations are wrestling with how to reduce cost and complexity, manage business risks, prepare for the technologies of the future, and scale confidently. NetBackup 10.1.X delivers a four-pronged approach consisting of migration, protection, recovery, and optimization. Below, we explore each in more detail.
Migrate: Comprehensive Workload Portability
How do you ensure your data is managed correctly and you have enough copies to make it available and resilient? Our mission is to ensure that your data gets from where it is to where it needs to go.
NetBackup, powered by Cloud Scale Technology enables you to:
- Accelerate your adoption of cloud use cases (backup to the cloud, archive to the cloud, DR to the cloud, DR in the cloud) and new virtualization technologies (Docker containers, Red Hat Virtualization, OpenStack, fully agentless VMware)
- Move, copy, and restore data to or between clouds
- Automate and orchestrate application lift-and-shift and recovery
- Conduct backup snapshot orchestration and establish service level agreements (SLAs) for data movement
- Drive proactive data compliance and risk identification
- Lower hardware and cloud storage costs with consolidated client-side deduplication with a single server and without data rehydration
- Increase operational efficiencies through pre-built APIs
- Improve security and compliance with role-based access control (RBAC) and storage, an external certificate authority, two-factor authentication, proactive smart metering licensing models, and Dynamic NAT
- Ensure that containers are FIPS/STIG-compliant for Flex and Flex Scale appliances and ensure certificate portability with expiration alerts (NetBackup 10.1.1 and higher)
- Transfer petabytes of data to the cloud with AWS Snowball
- Save costs and optimize cloud storage space with Azure incremental snapshots
- Optimize backup to the cloud and LTR with Azure Archive and AWS Glacier by using unified, end-to-end deduplication