Five Information Technology Trends to Shape Data Protection in 2018

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by Angela Guess

According to a recent press release, “Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986, today announced five information technology trends expected to impact data protection infrastructure and business outcomes in 2018. Like other technology segments, data protection has not been sheltered from the evolution of technology which is evolving as cloud computing, new regulatory requirements and a rise in malware targeting primary and secondary data increases in prevalence. Based on input from hundreds of IT services companies as well as industry experts and analysts, Asigra is forecasting five predictions expected to drive the evolution of data protection infrastructure over the next 12 months.”

The release goes on, “Business-driven technologies and trends expected to drive the evolution of data protection infrastructure in 2018 include: (1) Ransomware and the Targeting of Data Recovery Systems: The rise of ransomware and its awareness among organizations and individuals has IT administrators re-thinking their approach to dealing with attacks. Recent exploits such as Bad Rabbit, increased the threat presented by ransomware with the deletion or encryption of backup sets. 2018 will usher in a new era where data protection vendors will expand cybersecurity strategies to provide greater protection of secondary storage. (2) Converged Data Protection and the move away from Traditional Backup: The consolidation of data recovery capabilities into a single, highly scalable hybrid platform and the increased efficiencies that come from a single universal solution are driving demand for converged data protection. This popular approach provides layers of protection in the form of backup, DR, data enablement and archiving, centralized to reduce capital and operational costs.”


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