In the cybersecurity ecosystem, some threats emerge in the limelight while others lurk in the shadows. Acoustic side-channel attacks, fueled by deep learning and ever-present microphones in almost everything we own, have recently emerged from obscurity. Parallelly, the persistent onslaught of ransomware attacks serves as a reminder that both the overt and covert cyber threats demand equal attention. Both underline a singular message: our data, more than ever, is in the crosshairs.
We covered the basics in our previous blogs. We already know what storage is, why everybody needs it, and what to consider when picking one for yourself. Now it’s time to get technical. What do you say?
What is Object Storage?
Detailed Guide on Object Storage: Benefits, Use Cases, & More
In the first installment, we learned about the 3-2-1 strategy, with an extra 1 — signifying the importance of having an air-gapped copy of your backup data. With a comprehensive roadmap of where and how to store your critical backup data, let’s not forget where we left off with the all important 0. What about the zero?
Ransomware attacks are increasing at staggering rates. Ransomware impacted over 90% of organizations in the past 12 months, up from 72.5% last year. Despite continuous investments in cybersecurity and data protection, ransomware continues to put your data at risk. You can read more about these shocking statistics at VentureBeat.
Firstly, if you read our most recent blog series about various storage platforms, thank you. If you haven’t, I recommend checking out the third and final piece covering object storage and how it mainly benefits cloud users today (and very soon Object First’s on-premises customers as well!).
Let’s do this, fam. It’s time for the last one! In our previous two blogs, we discussed the pros and cons of block and file storage types. Now, let’s be objective and discuss our final storage platform (spoiler alert: it’s also our favorite!).
Block storage is a storage format that treats each volume as a separate hard drive. Its configuration is the responsibility of the storage admin. That is why it is called “block”: it organizes and structures the data as blocks with a fixed size.
Storage is as necessary to technology as the human brain is to our bodies. The fact that you are reading this blog on our website tells me you already understand just how vital storage can be for business infrastructure. Whether it’s a primary, secondary, archive, or replicated, storage is a foundational building block in which all operations intertwine.