White paper: ROBOs at risk

Johannesburg, 21 Nov 2018
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ROBOs at risk.
ROBOs at risk.

External locations have long suffered from a sort of benign neglect when it comes to IT. With little to no IT staff on-site, they are often not prioritised, getting attention only when something is seriously wrong. It's an out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality.

But, as companies increasingly adopt digital technologies, such an approach is no longer acceptable from a data loss risk perspective. ROBO environments handle mission-critical data just like the rest of the organisation, and that data must be treated as such. Failure to do so will leave the business vulnerable to data loss, whether from simple employee errors or malicious attacks such as ransomware and other security threats, especially if ROBO data is not properly maintained.

To address the issue, organisations need ROBO storage systems that support the latest backup and recovery tools. Such solutions must be able to deal with increasingly virtualised environments, while also leveraging an agile hybrid cloud strategy. This paper outlines best practices for ensuring ROBO environments are fully protected to deliver consistency for the entire IT infrastructure.