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No, not another article talking about data, data and more data!

Well, we’re guilty – but hey, you talk about what you love and for us it is wholeheartedly, unabashedly our love for data and how to protect it no matter what...and if anyone can concur to this love, it’s The Professor from Money Heist. That and his love for backup plans!

Data protection is the latest buzzword of the digital age but when it comes down to knowing and implementing a strategy for it, we know many of us are stuck and could use some help. You will be stuck no more as we peel the curtain on what an Enterprise Backup Solution is, its applications, types, history, present, future and so much more.

Nairobi famously said, “To love, you need courage” and at TechDogs we say to love data, you need to secure it. So, hop on and learn how you can do that with Enterprise Backup Solutions!
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“The plan is designed to survive any setbacks, including my death.” ― El Professor

The Professor from Money Heist taught us valuable lessons that strike gold for any business. The most important one is always to have plans B, C, D – well, all the way to Z!

We mean, did you know that the average downtime from a ransomware attack is 21 days? Full recovery? Up to 287 days. Average data center downtime cost? $8,851 per minute.

We don’t have time for that because time is M-O-N-E-Y!

Fortunately, you only need a Plan B for this. Enterprises can choose effective backup solutions to minimize risk. How? Enter Enterprise Backup Solution!

Don’t worry, at TechDogs we do the heavy lifting for you, so let’s dive right into it and learn more.
 

Take It From The Top: Enterprise Backup Solutions, What Is It?


An Enterprise Backup Solution protects an organization’s data by continuously saving it, storing it and creating a backup so it can defend businesses from cyberattacks, natural disasters and human errors. While it may seem unlikely that it would happen to you, remember that The Professor had it all figured out right from the beginning to the end - but there were still some setbacks and twists.
 
The Enterprise Backup Solution uses both software and hardware backup to transfer business data from a primary storage location to a secondary safe storage location. This ensures the recovery of integral data in case of data loss. Initially, this was physically stored offsite but today multiple sophisticated solutions have emerged. #Cloud

How did this entire concept emerge? Let’s geek down the rabbit hole together and find out!
 

History Of Enterprise Backup Solutions: A Journey From Tape To Cloud


The Professor was keen-eyed and found solutions to all problems – we took a bit longer. Here’s how Enterprise Backup Solutions came into existence:
 
  • The 1800s

    The earliest large storage solution with limited processing was a punch card used to store results. IBM found its roots in this and expanded beyond data entry, processing and storage. Punch cards were followed by paper tapes but these could be easily destroyed and hence unreliable.

  • The 1950s

    Early days of computing were more for numerical calculations as opposed to data storage. Once organizations started adopting computers, the need for data protection started to emerge. In 1952, IBM released their new IBM 701, a 925-pound floor-standing box that could read and write tapes with fast stop and start times with a then monumental capacity of 2048 words of 36 bits each.

  • The 1970s – 1980s

    Floppies followed by writable CDs/DVDs overtook magnetic tapes owing to their efficiency in transport and cost. However, their capacity to save data was limited.

  • The 1980s – 1990s

    We saw the rise of distributed computing. Technology gave fresh life to HDD (hard disc drive) which was dismissed earlier for being too expensive and inefficient. SD cards and USB flash drives emerged in the consumer market making these solutions instrumental in the development of personal computers. HDDs were now not just faster but could run automated backups too. #Wow

  • The 2000s

    As compliances became digital-focused, protecting data became instrumental. We saw the rise of network-attached storage in the early stages of this era. A daily backup of data was stored and kept either on-site or off-site. This also tackled the complexities of theft, fire and other security issues.

  • 2006

    Amazon tapped into uncharted territories and tapped the cloud storage market. When Google, Microsoft and others came around, Amazon controlled most of the market. Amazon S3 was launched on Pi Day, March 14, 2006, to become the first available AWS service.

  • The 2010s to 2020s

    Software allowed real-time processing for high-volume data, integrated with cloud-based databases and customized applications bringing the advent of SaaS. In 2019, more than 50% of the companies realized the importance of data protection, backups and the need to spend on IT security.


Wow, that’s some journey. Coming back to the present, are you thinking what we’re thinking?
 

How Does Enterprise Backup Solution Work Though?


Enterprise Backup Solutions support many different data sources such as on-premises, cloud and SaaS as well as across private and public clouds. It simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy point products traditionally used for backup operations.

In today’s world of data complexities, your data security is imperative. Enterprise Backup Solutions can support a wide variety of data sources, ranging from traditional to modern; including virtual and physical servers, traditional and containerized applications, enterprise and cloud-native databases, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and SaaS workloads.

The Professor invested his time meticulously into research and gaining adequate knowledge about his opponents to help him stay ahead of the curve – no matter the kind of adversary.

Similarly, to harness the power of Enterprise Backup Solutions, you must know the different types of backups.
 

What Are The Types Of Backups?

 
Different organizations require tailor-made solutions - it’s not one size fits all. Depending on your business needs, data sensitivity, compliance, size and goals there are different types of backups.
 
  • Full Backups

    A full backup copies all the data of a production system onto a backup system. Depending on the size of the data, the backup can take up to hours or even days. Modern Enterprise Backup Solutions require fewer full backups and when in action, operate faster.

  • Incremental Backups

    Captures any new data that has been changed or added since the last incremental backup. This can be used when the data is too voluminous and it is impractical to do full backups daily, saving time and space.

  • Differential Backups

    Differential backup strategies are the next step of evolution. They capture all and any new data since the previous completed full backup. For example, you do a full back up every Sunday. On Monday, only new data will be backed up, same for Tuesday, Wednesday and so forth until your next full backup takes place.

 

Why Is Enterprise Backup Solutions Important For Businesses?


Guess how many companies that lost data filed for bankruptcy within a year? 93% - yes, that’s scary!

In modern business, the words ‘data’ and ‘loss’ are the worst-case scenario. Despite countless examples and cautionary tales, businesses continue to function like they are invincible.

In Money Heist, when Lisbon was captured - we were on the edge of our seats. The Professor calmly and collectedly activated Plan Paris to save the love of his life, because he knew his opponents too well. This is the biggest lesson he taught us – know your opponent.
 
To win a war, or succeed in business you must know your opponent, like the Professor who had a plan to counter their every move in case of May Day. Your opponents in business can be hackers, human error-causing malfunctions, natural disasters or countless other possibilities.

Still need convincing? Tap into some of the benefits of Enterprise Backup Solution.
 

Benefits Of Enterprise Backup Solution


There are countless benefits of having an Enterprise Backup Solution and these are our top picks:
 
  • Safety

    Enterprise backup solutions protect data using multiple layers of security improving our ability to recover from disasters. It also helps prepare for worst-case scenarios.

  • Resiliency

    Boost resiliency against ransomware attacks and other cyber threats that can cause significant losses, reputational damage, and considerable downtime. Remember The Professor said: “Time is more valuable than money”.

  • Financial Security

    Reduced operational costs, costs inflicted by downtime in case of a disaster, human error, or cyber-attack.

  • Compliance

    Assists regulatory compliance that is mandated in certain industries, implements appropriate data retention and disposal policies and helps streamline audits.


Well, when does the next season of Money Heist, um, we mean, Enterprise Backup Solutions drop?
 

Let’s Look Into The Future!


Today, data is generated and distributed across highly complex ecosystems, such as multi-load, hybrid cloud, edge and Internet of Things (IoT). This continually gives rise to innovative backup solutions that can accommodate this variety of data channels. In fact, IDC says by 2025 worldwide data will grow 61% to 175 zettabytes, with as much of the data residing in the cloud as in data centers!

Hence, you need to know these 4 future trends for Enterprise Backup Solutions:
 
  • Multi-Cloud Data Backup And Recovery

    This will allow you to back your data across cloud services from different providers, taking solutions from one backup and storing its backup on another. These will gain popularity for their flexibility and performance and performance optimization.

  • Hybrid Cloud Backups

    This solution backs up the data to on-premises storage and then proceeds to duplicate that backup to the cloud. Many solutions will soon sync on-premises storage with data generated cloud, allowing a two-way backup. Onsite backups allow quicker backups, regardless of internet connectivity while cloud backups enable larger data storage – hence giving the best of both worlds.

  • Cloud-Native Backup And Disaster Recovery

    More organizations will adopt a cloud-only environment, making cloud-native backup and recovery essential, enabling automated backups that are scalable.

  • Disaster Recovery With IoT Devices

    The Internet of Things (IoT) will take over many integrated networks, user interfaces, sensors, etc. These devices will constantly collect and process data so when a full backup is not feasible, the backup can be leveraged for the system’s last recovered state.

 

To Wrap Up


In today’s digital-first world, data is the new gold for all parties, including cyber criminals. Data helps us analyze our past and present and plan our future through data-driven insights. This becomes a fertile home ground for hackers and companies must hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

Today, 58% of businesses don’t have the funds to recover from an attack. Having the right Enterprise Backup Solution for your business needs has become quintessential. Emergencies will happen, threats are ongoing, human error is continuous and we say it again; data is crucial – for all these reasons and much more, it is imperative for you to think of your Plan B!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Enterprise Backup Solution and why does my business need it?


An Enterprise Backup Solution is a comprehensive system designed to continuously save, store, and create backups of an organization's data, safeguarding it against cyberattacks, natural disasters, and human errors. With the average downtime from a ransomware attack being 21 days and full recovery taking up to 287 days, having a backup plan is crucial to minimize risk and ensure business continuity. These solutions utilize both software and hardware backup methods to transfer data from primary to secondary storage locations, providing a safety net in case of data loss or corruption.

How do Enterprise Backup Solutions work, and what types of backups are available?


Enterprise Backup Solutions support various data sources, including on-premises, cloud, and SaaS applications, across private and public clouds. By consolidating backup operations into a single solution, they streamline data protection processes, eliminating the need for multiple legacy point products. Depending on business needs, different types of backups are available, such as full backups, incremental backups, and differential backups. These backups cater to different data volumes, time constraints, and recovery objectives, ensuring flexibility and efficiency in data protection strategies.

Why is having an Enterprise Backup Solution important for businesses, and what are the benefits?


The importance of Enterprise Backup Solutions for businesses cannot be overstated, especially considering that 93% of companies that lost data filed for bankruptcy within a year. In today's digital landscape, where data loss can lead to severe financial and reputational consequences, having a robust backup solution is crucial. Enterprise Backup Solutions offer numerous benefits, including enhanced data safety, resilience against cyber threats, financial security through reduced operational costs, and compliance with regulatory requirements. By investing in an Enterprise Backup Solution, businesses can mitigate the risks associated with data loss and ensure business continuity in the face of adversity.
 

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References:

  1. Introduction: Rubrik | Cohesity | Cloud 4C | Commvault
  2. History: Cloud Ally | Small Biz | IDC
  3. How does it work: Cohesity | IBM
  4. Types: Cohesity
  5. Why is important: Cohesity | Framework
  6. Benefits: Parallels
  7. Future: Computer Society | Bowman Extra | Invenio IT
  8. Conclusion: Enterprise apps

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