Consider costs and mitigate the risk of ransomware when selecting the right data protection solution

Data protection was very simple back in the ’90s when I started my tech career. Most of the time it was just a matter of scheduling a full daily backup to be written to an attached tape drive. This worked fine for most companies because there was a a relatively small amount of data on each server, and it was easy for backup operators to take these tapes offsite or store them in a fire-proof safe.    Simple solutions such as these will not scale with the amount of data that we’re using today. The many ways that companies generate and use data requires a modern data protection solution. As a result, companies need to think carefully about their data protection requirements before deciding on the best solution to fit those needs. Continue reading

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