Rackspace and Cohesity Team Up on VMware Cloud Data Protection
More than 60% of all corporate data is stored in the cloud today, a number that’s doubled in under a decade. Successfully adopting multicloud requires relying on a mix of traditional and modern data sources, which can be great for business agility, but challenging for those handling data protection. It is typically not a simple lift and shift strategy.
Legacy data protection solutions and multicloud data migration frustrate the already stressed IT teams. Moreover, balancing agility and keeping costs in check while complying with data privacy and security regulations is a constantly shifting target.
The Right Solution Partner Can Simplify Your Data Strategies
Organizations seeking a better way to migrate and protect data in multicloud and hybrid environments are increasingly opting to work with a trusted service provider that delivers expert advice and turnkey solutions. That’s a key reason why the strategic partnership between Rackspace Technology and Cohesity is so interesting. These two leaders — Rackspace Technology, a service provider specializing in multicloud solutions and services, and Cohesity, a leader in the backup and recovery software solutions, are coming together to advance data mobility and protection for VMware Cloud environments globally. Customers can get a single backup and recovery solution to safeguard data against common outages, human errors, and ransomware threats. The solution also provides operational simplicity and cyber resiliency — which is critical in an era of hybrid cloud adoption and data protection.
Cyber Resiliency Is Paramount
Any discussion about data in the cloud must include cyber resiliency. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts global cybercrime costs will reach $10.5 trillion by 2025. At the extreme end of organizations being targeted by bad actors are the governments worldwide, as they have experienced a 1,885% increase in ransomware attacks.
Therefore, every organization needs to consider a multi-layered defense to protect against both cyber breaches and ransomware attacks. With Rackspace Data Protection, that’s exactly what you get.
Experience The Cohesity-Powered Solution, Rackspace Data Protection for VMware Cloud
After decades in the managed service business, Rackspace Technology understands complexity is one of the biggest impediments in delivering business resiliency. Legacy data protection solutions are complex because of the disparate components — backup application, virtual server agents, media agents, and ransomware honeypots. They are cobbled together and often orchestrated with different management tools.
With the Cohesity-Powered solution, Rackspace Data Protection’s approach is radically simplified. Customers will have access to a host of benefits:
Simplicity – The service is delivered directly from Rackspace Technology without the need for on-premises infrastructure, making rollouts simple. With a quick onramp, organizations can rapidly protect their data and VMware workloads. Once the service is on, self-service management can help provide accessibility where it’s needed. It’s that convenient.
Easy scaling during upgrades – In legacy solutions, an upgrade typically requires on-prem device swap-outs or a forklift change, causing business disruption. With the Cohesity-Powered solution from Rackspace Technology, the changes are software-defined and rapidly provisioned from the cloud. Scaling out is seamless when you need it.
Reduced data footprint and faster backups – Cohesity’s modern data protection architecture optimizes data compression and supports global variable-length deduplication. These attributes help reduce data footprints, which in turn often means less storage sprawl, faster backup, and minimized attack surfaces.
Greater cyber resilience with rapid ransomware recovery – The solution also supports rapid recovery at scale from hard system crashes and full-scale ransomware attacks. In this case, because immutable backup snapshots are fully hydrated, the restore process is designed to be quick, even for a global business running hundreds of VMs and large data volumes. With the help of IT admins, a business can return to productivity quickly.
Diving Into the Details of Ransomware Defense and Recovery
Rackspace Data Protection is a key service for protecting Rackspace Technology’s VMware-based customers, including mid-to-large enterprises and government institutions. Strong security is paramount — not just a good practice — in such an environment where many downstream customers are involved.
With the Cohesity Threat Defense architecture, Rackspace Technology provides a multi-layered approach to minimize the blast radius of ransomware attacks.
The first layer comes from immutable snapshots and DataLock to prevent ransomware from encrypting backups.
Second, there is machine learning-driven anomaly detection to help uncover hidden threats.
Finally, the solution presents actionable alerts with remedial options to restore data if ransomware is found.
Build Your Business Resiliency for Multicloud
For your organization to fully realize the value of your data, whom you choose to partner with and entrust your data to is important. The Cohesity-Powered solution, Rackspace Data Protection, includes a comprehensive set of advanced capabilities such as simplified data protection, reduced data footprint, expansion without disruption, discovery of hidden threats, and rapid recovery at scale from ransomware.
In partnership with Cohesity, Rackspace Technology delivers a modern backup and recovery solution that boosts your business resiliency by making data and workloads always available and resilient against outages or ransomware.