Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and cybercriminals are showing no signs of letting up anytime soon. The proliferation of ransomware as a service (RaaS) makes it easy for cybercriminals to carry out attacks and fuels a billion-dollar industry. Experts estimate that by 2031, ransomware attacks will occur every 2 seconds.
At this point, you should just assume that your organization will be the target of an attack. You need to be prepared so that you can react quickly and get your business back up and running in the wake of a successful attack. And what’s essential to being prepared? Securing your backup data in the cloud to enable rapid data recovery.
A cyber-resilience plan should always include data backup—and here’s why:
To be confident that your backup copies have your back, you need to follow the 3-2-1 rule:
NetApp and Google Cloud can help you establish a strong backup plan that adheres to the 3-2-1 rule. By using NetApp® BlueXP™ backup and recovery, you can securely back up your on-premises or cloud-based NetApp ONTAP® data to object storage in Google Cloud. Your data is protected with AES 256-bit encryption at rest and with a TLS 1.2 HTTPS connection in flight. Because BlueXP backups are based on NetApp Snapshot™ technology, only changed data blocks are copied (after the initial full backup). You get faster, more frequent backups to help meet your recovery point objectives (RPOs); nearly instant data restore capabilities if you need to recover; and reduced cloud storage costs.
Learn how NetApp can help you build a strong cyber-resilience practice with secure data backup in Google Cloud. Do you have questions, or are you ready for the next step? Contact a Google Cloud NetApp specialist.
Jason is a business and marketing professional with over 20 years of product marketing, product management, and corporate finance experience. Since joining NetApp in 2008 he has been focused on SAN and NAS storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, and cloud data services. When not in the office, you can find him cycling, cooking, enjoying time with family, and volunteering at his church and in the community.
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