Stars Wars is more than just a space opera that pits good vs. evil; it is really a lesson on the importance of data management and security. This popular blockbuster serves to highlight the exposures in data. While rebels can physically disrupt data, digital attacks such as ransomware occur more frequently. When ransomware enters your systems, it begins to encrypt data and can target network-attached storage (NAS), virtualization, online collaboration tools, and more. Offline and offsite copies are the best means to mitigate this risk. Large enterprises such as a Galactic Empire spanning many galaxies can protect data from data loss, localized disasters (such as rebels exploiting your offsite data center), and ransomware by the 3-2-1 Data Protection best practice that has proven to be more reliable than any storm trooper.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Quantum became an industry leader in tape automation and continues to provide a time tested solution to protect against ransomware attacks using the 3-2-1 Data Protection best practice.
3-2-1 Data Protection can be broken down simply as follows:
- 3 copies of your data
- 2 different types of media (tape, disk, and deduplication)
- 1 air-gapped copy (offline and offsite)
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