The unprecedent rate of change in today’s online world has forced organisations to get creative when it comes to creating applications and services to meet the demands of the constant state of flux they find themselves operating in. Aptly named digital disruption, this ‘new normal’ compels organisations to find new and innovative ways to rapidly deploy solutions demanded by their customers.
The proliferation of cloud platforms has paved the way for much of the digital disruption being witnessed today. The ability to get a server at a relatively low cost on the Internet up and running in a matter of minutes has broken down the barriers to entry which existed in the past. The wide variety of choice and the ability to integrate has also given organisations the ability to rapidly deploy applications to multiple clouds, essentially giving them the freedom to cherry pick the best cloud platform for their specific requirements.
The benefits of a multi-cloud environment are clear. You have the freedom to choose the best platform for your application or service. However, this freedom does come at a cost. An increase in complexity. Protecting your data in a multi-cloud environment is challenging as you need to manage multiple data protection solutions across multiple platforms.
This leads to inefficiencies and increases your overall data loss risk as you have no consolidated view showing you the current state of your multiple data protection services. Failed backups may be missed and backup scopes may omit critical datasets significantly increasing your data risk profile.
The key to creating a consolidated data protection solution for a multi-cloud environment is integration. A solution which integrates with major public cloud platform providers, as well as with managed cloud providers who offer regional or niche cloud platform computing solutions, can provide you with that single, consolidated pane of glass you need to manage backups across multiple environments.
Veaam, a Gartner magic quadrant leader for data center backup and recovery, has built solutions for multi-cloud environments. Their products seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, IBM cloud and over 16,000 partners who provide managed cloud solutions.
Choosing Veeam as your cloud data protection solution allows you the flexibility to deploy your workloads to any cloud while giving you peace of mind that your data is protected wherever it may be stored. If you are storing your primary data on-premise you can leverage the integration built into Veeam solutions for disaster recovery by replicating your data to the cloud of your choice. If you have workloads deployed on the cloud, be it infrastructure, platform or software as a service, Veaam gives you the ability to move data between your on-premise environments and multiple clouds, seamlessly and effortlessly. For pure cloud apps you also have the added option to replicate data to multiple regions or data centers ensuring you get the best return on your cloud investment while ensuring your business continuity is secure.
Digital Sense are Veaam partners and offer on-premise solutions, customer dedicated clouds as well as hyperscale integration into the Microsoft, Amazon and Google cloud platforms.
Their Veeam Cloud Connect solution, gives you the ability to rapidly and securely backup your data to the Digital Sense Data Centre, without the cost and complexity of developing and sustaining an off-site business continuity environment. Giving you a cost effective, enterprise class ‘always on’ disaster recovery solution.
In addition, their integration into the major public cloud platforms gives you the option to host your infrastructure with Digital Sense and utilise these platforms for backup and disaster recovery. This gives you the ability to deploy a true multi-cloud solution built on the best technology, offering you the flexibility the cloud has to offer while ensuring your data is protected via Veeam’s integrated multi-cloud data protection solution set.