For a long time, the 3-2-1 backup model was considered an effective defence against viruses and ransomware. However, in recent years ransomware has become much more sophisticated and the 3-2-1 backup process has become part of the problem.
Archive Author: Kris Price
All your Office 365 data lives in the Microsoft cloud that is beyond your control, but does it matter? After all, Microsoft offers a financially backed guarantee of 99.9% uptime with state-of-the-art redundancy at every layer, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find good reasons to back up your Office 365 data.
The implications of the Travelex attack have been felt globally and reports state that only today are Travelex able to start bringing systems back online, two weeks after the initial attack.
Backup and recovery software typically requires you to install an agent onto every server you want to backup, but agents create a whole host of problems, even in a modest-sized environment.
Agentless backup completely eliminates the negative impact of agents, by reaching out over the network to backup operating systems, file systems, and applications, using industry-standard programming interfaces.
Whilst agent-based backup and recovery solutions do the job, on the whole, they have a direct impact on your data security, recoverability, and costs. It’s important you understand the downsides of agent-based solutions, and whether it’s time to consider an agentless solution.