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Lift and Shift Backup and Disaster Recovery Scenario for Google Cloud: Step by Step Guide
There are many new challenges, and reasons, to migrate workloads to the cloud. Especially for public cloud, like Google Cloud Platform. Whether it is for backup, disaster recovery, or production in the cloud, you should be able to leverage the cloud platform to solve your technology challenges. In this step-by-step guide, we outline how GCP is positioned to be one of the easiest cloud platforms for app development. And, the critical role data protection as-as-service (DPaaS) can play.

There are many new challenges, and reasons, to migrate workloads to the cloud.

For example, here are four of the most popular:

  • Analytics and Machine learning (ML) are everywhere. Once you have your data in a cloud platform like Google Cloud Platform, you can leverage their APIs to run analytics and ML on everything.
  • Kubernetes is powerful and scalable, but transitioning legacy apps to Kubernetes can be daunting.
  • SAP HANA is a secret weapon. With high mem instances in the double digit TeraBytes migrating SAP to a cloud platform is easier than ever.
  • Serverless is the future for application development. With CloudSQL, Big Query, and all the other serverless solutions, cloud platforms like GCP are well positioned to be the easiest platform for app development.

Whether it is for backup, disaster recovery, or production in the cloud, you should be able to leverage the cloud platform to solve your technology challenges. In this step-by-step guide, we outline how GCP is positioned to be one of the easiest cloud platforms for app development. And, the critical role data protection as-as-service (DPaaS) can play.

How to Develop a Multi-cloud Management Strategy
Increasingly, organizations are looking to move workloads into the cloud. The goal may be to leverage cloud resources for Dev/Test, or they may want to “lift and shift” an application to the cloud and run it natively. In order to enable these various cloud options, it is critical that organizations develop a multi-cloud data management strategy.

The primary goal of a multi-cloud data management strategy is to supply data, either via copying or moving data to the various multi-cloud use cases. A key enabler of this movement is the data management software applications. In theory, data protection applications can perform both of the copy and move functions. A key consideration is how the multi-cloud data management experience is unified. In most cases, data protection applications ignore the user experience of each cloud and use their proprietary interface as the unifying entity, which increases complexity.

There are a variety of reasons organizations may want to leverage multiple clouds. The first use case is to use public cloud storage as a backup mirror to an on-premises data protection process. Using public cloud storage as a backup mirror enables the organization to automatically off-site data. It also sets up many of the more advanced use cases.

Another use case is using the cloud for disaster recovery.

Another use case is “Lift and Shift,” which means the organization wants to run the application in the cloud natively. Initial steps in the “lift and shift” use case are similar to Dev/Test, but now the workload is storing unique data in the cloud.

Multi-cloud is a reality now for most organizations and managing the movement of data between these clouds is critical.

Why backup is breaking hyper-converged infrastructure and how to fix it
The goal of a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is to simplify how to apply compute, network and storage resources to applications. Ideally, the data center’s IT needs are consolidated down to a single architecture that automatically scales as the organization needs to deploy more applications or expand existing ones. The problem is that the backup process often breaks the consolidation effort by requiring additional independent architectures to create a complete solution.

How Backup Breaks Hyperconvergence

Backup creates several separate architectures outside of the HCI architecture. Each of these architectures need independent management. First, the backup process will often require a dedicated backup server. That server will run on a stand-alone system and then connect to the HCI solution to perform a backup. Second, the dedicated backup server will almost always have its own storage system to store data backed up from the HCI. Third, there are some features, like instant recovery and off-site replication, that require production quality storage to function effectively.

The answer for IT is to find a backup solution that fully integrates with the HCI solution, eliminating the need to create these additional silos.

Safeguarding Your Critical Data from Ransomware Threats
Ransomware attacks are on the rise and targeting organizations of all sizes and industries. Given the value of data to business today and the alarming rise in cyberattacks, securing and protecting critical data assets is one of the most important responsibilities in the enterprise. To help you fulfill this essential mission, we’ve pulled together some best practices to help you lock down your data and reduce the risk posed by ransomware and other security breaches.
The threat of ransomware is growing, while businesses are relying more and more on data. Is your IT team prepared to shield critical data and infrastructure from cyber criminals?

Thankfully, new best practices, strategies, and technologies can help you meet the threat head on.

With our eBook, “Safeguarding Your Critical Data from Ransomware Threats: Best Practices for Backup and Recovery” you’ll gain insight from our subject matter experts that will:
  • Help you lock down your data and reduce the risk of ransomware attacks freezing your business
  • Teach you about critical IT tactics to consider as part of your backup and recovery strategy
  • Get a conversation started in your organization about security and meeting key service level objectives  for the business
The Essential Guide to Cloud-Based Backup and Disaster Recovery
Downtime is not an option, therefore having a business continuity plan in place is crucial. Download this white paper to explore a step-by-step approach to building a business continuity plan that will keep your organization up and running no matter the threat.
Whether you’re responsible for keeping your IT systems and data online or you have a vested interest in making sure your team can keep your organization running, you know that business continuity is critical. But how do you get started building a business continuity or disaster recovery plan?

In this white paper, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step approach to get started. We’ll show you how to work with the unique needs of your organization and give you a blueprint for addressing business priorities and requirements. Download this DR guide now and learn the five key steps that will help you drive your business continuity planning.
Mind the Gap: Understanding the threats to your Microsoft 365 data
Download this whitepaper to learn more about how you can prevent, or mitigate, these common Microsoft 365 data threats: external threats like ransomware, malicious insiders, user-errors, accidental keystrokes, and retention policy gaps.
From corporate contacts to sensitive messages and attachments, email systems at all companies contain some of the most important data needed to keep business running and successful. At the same time, your office productivity suite of documents, notes, and spreadsheets created by your employees is equally vital.

Unfortunately, in both cases, protecting that data is increasingly challenging. Microsoft provides what some describe as marginal efforts to protect and backup data, leaving the majority of the burden on the customer.

Download this white paper to learn more about how you can prevent, or mitigate, these common Microsoft 365 data threats:
•    External threats like ransomware
•    Malicious insiders
•    User-errors and accidental keystrokes
•    Retention policy gaps and confusion

Gorilla Guide to Real-Time Ransomware Detection and Recovery
Not only does Ransomware threaten the very way we do business it also forces us to adapt as rapidly as it grows in variety. This Gorilla guide includes rethinking your disaster recovery strategies to ensure you do not rely solely on backups Any potential threat to any piece of data must be detected the moment it appears, but if all else fails then we must be able to recover all data from any point in time – fast – if we are to keep pace of our attackers.

Rethink Your Ransomware Resilience and Disaster Recovery Strategy

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and the ability to detect when an attack has begun is critical to the ability to recover quickly. Attackers are constantly evolving their attack methods and traditional backup and recovery technologies simply can’t detect encryption quickly enough.

This free Gorilla Guide outlines the dangers of ransomware, the impacts to organizations, and the need to detect attacks as they are occurring in real-time. This Gorilla Guide topics include:

-    The growing threat of ransomware
-    Challenges of traditional data protection solutions
-    Comparing solutions
-    Real-time ransomware detection & recovery
-    Zerto as an all-in-one CDP solution

Understanding how early detection can help mitigate a ransomware attack and allow recovery more quickly is vital to any ransomware resilience strategy. Don’t become a victim of delayed ransomware detection by relying on periodic backup solutions.
Download the free Gorilla Guide now to get informed!

DRaaS 101 eBook
The true cumulative cost of disruption to a modern digital business is massive. In a landscape of evolving threats, a comprehensive protection solution is more important than ever. But traditional backup solutions aren’t enough. Download this DRaaS 101 eBook now—it’s free!

The True Cost of Disruption is Massive.

When measuring the total cost of downtime, immediate service disruption is only the beginning. In a landscape of evolving threats, comprehensive protection is more important than ever for modern digital businesses. Traditional backup solutions no longer meet the needs of today’s businesses for disaster recovery. 

However, not every organization has the means to build their own datacenter or hire full-time DR specialists. Even for those that can, there are still benefits to replacing the direct and indirect costs of secondary sites with a predictable monthly expense for a specialized service.

For many organizations, DRaaS is an ideal solution. Our DRaaS 101 eBook describes in detail the benefits of DRaaS and the wide variety of models available through Zerto’s DRaaS providers—including an option that’s right for you.
Download this DRaaS 101 eBook now—it’s free!

3 Reasons Ootbi by Object First is Best for Veeam
Ransomware is rampant. Malicious and negligent threats from inside and outside the company grow by the day. Unstructured data grows exponentially every second. Disasters are ever-present. Luckily, Object First resolves all those concerns in a compact, simplistic, and cost-effective manner.
This paper will cover the biggest challenges for mid-enterprises and the available solutions in the market today. We will explain the importance of immutability to ransomware recovery and how backup storage should be secure, simple, and powerful, all without compromise. These reasons will uncover why Veeam users need to consider Ootbi, by Object First, as their primary storage target for backup and recovery.

Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Small & Medium Businesses
Explore essential SMB backup and disaster recovery strategies in this comprehensive guide. Learn about backup methodologies, cost-effective backup solutions, data loss prevention, high-availability options and more to safeguard your business data.
Unlock the key to safeguarding your small to medium-sized business (SMB) against data loss and disasters with our "Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for SMB." Discover how to develop effective backup strategies tailored to SMB needs, prevent data loss through reliable methodologies, implement cost-effective backup solutions without compromising security, and explore high-availability options to ensure business continuity. Empower your SMB with the knowledge and tools needed to build robust backup and disaster recovery plans, securing your valuable data and ensuring uninterrupted business operations.
Does Backup Need a File System of its Own? A Deep Dive Into VembuHIVETM File System
Discover the innovative VembuHIVE™ File System and explore its role in enhancing data storage efficiency, backup technology, and reliable backup and recovery solutions.
This whitepaper explores the critical question: "Does Backup Need a File System of its Own?" By examining VembuHIVE™ File System, we uncover how this cutting-edge technology transforms the backup landscape. We delve into the inner workings of VembuHIVE™, highlighting its key features and benefits. Learn how it overcomes traditional file systems' limitations and empowers businesses to meet their data protection and recovery needs effectively.
Data Sheet. Ootbi – The Best Storage for Veeam
Traditional backup storage comes with compromise, forcing you to sacrifice performance for affordability, simplicity for performance, or resilience for simplicity. Object First eliminates the need for Veeam customers to compromise or sacrifice.
This paper will cover Ootbi specifications in its different capacities. The appliance can be racked, stacked, and powered in 15-minutes. Ootbi by Object First is built on immutable object storage technology designed and optimized for unbeatable backup and recovery performance. Eliminate the need to sacrifice performance and simplicity to meet budget constraints with Ootbi by Object First.
Immutability out-of-the-box solved for Mirazon and their customers
The desire to be resilient is becoming more prevalent across all corporations. Ransomware attacks have been rising over the past years, reaching a point where an attack occurs every 11 seconds. Because of this vulnerability, Mirazon, like many, needed to find an immutable solution that is also simple to operate and affordable for their customers.

This case study will cover the story of how Ootbi by Object First helped Mirazon cope with its business challenges. 

Ransomware attacks have been rising over the past years, reaching a point where an attack occurs every 11 seconds. This staggering statistic has proven that it is not a case of if but when, causing many corporations to seek resiliency. Furthermore, backups are now the primary target for ransomware. To address this vulnerability, Mirazon needed to properly secure not only their primary data, but also their backup data as well.