How Data Protection-as-a-Service Advances Digital Transformation

One hour of downtime can cost $1 million or more. Data protection-as-a-service can lower risk and improve application availability while minimizing complexity. 

  • March 6, 2023 | Author: Steve Zurier
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Business continuity and data resilience are critical in today’s dynamic IT environment that’s under constant attack by cyber threats. Your customers need fast, uninterrupted, and secure access to their business applications and mission-critical data. 

Especially today where so many companies are rolling out dozens of SaaS apps, securing all that data and having a way to effectively store, backup, and retrieve data has become more important than ever. Enterprise Strategy Group points out that improving backup and recovery, business continuity and disaster recovery are consistently in the Top 10 initiatives for IT leaders. 

And for good reason: three in 10 businesses report that just one hour of downtime can cost their business $1 million or more.

Making headway with backup and recovery and business continuity has also become an integral part of digital transformation initiatives at companies. Some 50% of enterprise executives still consider becoming a digital company a top priority. They are driven by many industry trends: flexible IT consumption models, massive new cloud-based data streams and increased storage needs, rising cybersecurity threats and compliance regulations, and opportunities for increased workload efficiencies.


To help better manage these challenges, Hitachi Vantara now offers Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS), the company’s unified approach to data protection. By minimizing the complexity of design and deployment, DPaaS delivers cloud-based features in a comprehensive portfolio of services. In doing so, DPaaS aims to eliminate the risk of data loss, protecting data everywhere it resides, and delivers fast recovery and agile restoration. DPaaS offers the following benefits:

  • Lowers risk: Reduces schedule overruns to deliver improved operational efficiencies.
  • Improves application availability: Eliminating the backup windows speeds recovery times. 
  • Enhances productivity: Employees are more efficient when data gets easily moved across heterogeneous storage systems.
  • Improves operational performance and efficiency: Streamlines the data protection environment.
  • Leverages automation: Gain efficiencies by automating the reporting, monitoring, and alerting of data protection environments. 

Cuts capital costs: Reduces backup time and storage requirements. 

Exponential data growth throughout all ecosystems drives the need for digital transformation. For every new file, record or object created many copies are generated. Businesses need backup for operational recovery, remote replication for business continuity and disaster recovery, and archiving for long-term retention to ensure regulatory compliance. Data loss can lead to lost revenues, privacy violations, lawsuits and other business setbacks. Cloud-based DPaaS from Hitachi Vantara can help your customers address these challenges and deploy the right data protection strategy. 

Companies that move in this direction will find it much easier to roll out the digital products to employees, business partners, and customers that will keep them competitive and help them realize their digital transformation goals.  



Image credit: Hitachi Vantara

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