The top three myths of cloud data protection – busted

SaaS is no replacement for disaster recovery as we're about to find out next month

Webcast While moving into cloud working environments often meets a fair degree of push-back, the other side of the coin is that businesses believe throwing everything into the cloud makes them suddenly immune to any of the previous, established occupational hazards of networking technology.

But alas, it turns out browser-based CRM applications, remote email, mobile apps, and even – shock horror – some sandboxed mobile apps aren’t actually a safe haven to do what you like, and that you can't expect your cloud provider to take care of it all.

At the same time, it’s also a tall order to expect your organisation’s legacy on-premises data center, with bolted-in cloud environments, to get a full grip on what’s going on at the edges of your wide, remote ecosystem. Particularly, let’s face it, when the scramble to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic has left many organizations taking leaps of faith into unfamiliar working scenarios.

This puts cloud storage, cloud applications, and just about any cloud-based environment as much in the firing line as any IT solution in the past when it comes to thinking about backup and disaster recovery (DR).

For our next webcast, taking place on June 9 at 9AM PT (12PM ET), cloud data protection experts Druva will send specialist Stephen Manley to tackle some of the big myths around cloud data protection with The Reg’s Tim Phillips.

Tackling such evergreen, and wrong, statements including, “I have SaaS, so I don’t need data protection and disaster recovery”, “Cloud-based data protection is going to get expensive,” and “cloud backup is insecure,” the pair will come at the debate from both angles – looking at complacency in cloud environments, as well as clearing up a few inaccuracies about how cloud-based DR and backup can work just as well as on-premises solutions, and shouldn’t simply be written off as an added feature of a table-stakes-grade cloud subscription.

In fact, the webcast, brought to you by Druva, will discuss how software-as-a-service data protection may be best carried out by DR and backup technology that spans workloads; treating all data in the same way; and touching on data center, cloud and endpoint workloads.

Sign up right here for the webcast, Busting the myths around cloud data protection.

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