Ransomware is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations, regardless of size. It breaks backup because the data you are most likely to pay to un-encrypt is the data that your organization has been changing since the last backup occurred. We need a new way to solve the ransomware problem and object storage, when coupled with the right software, may be the solution. Watch this ChalkTalk Video as I walk you through how object storage can solve the ransomware problem.
How to Create Ransomware Resiliency
There are two key ingredients to overcoming a ransomware attack. First, you need to have frequent copies of data, so as data changes it is safely stored somewhere else. Second, the storage device that will protect this data needs to be different, something that a program written to walk a Windows or Linux file system won’t be able to navigate. In other words an object storage system.
The software is installed on Windows file servers or interfaces with a network attached storage (NAS) system and then monitors for file additions or changes. As those changes occur the data is copied to the object store via a native object storage connection. IT can set limits on how many versions of data they should maintain, so capacity consumption of the object store does not become a problem.
Not only does this type of solution solve the ransomware problem, it also makes an effective backup and recovery solution for file servers of all type. As I cover in another post, “Are We Using Windows File Servers for the Wrong Reason?“, it can also change the way we design Window file servers to lower their costs.
Turn learn more about how object storage is a great compliment to a Windows file server infrastructure, watch our live webinar – “Three Windows File Server Upgrades to Avoid“.