Life Without StorONE
Poor Data Protection
Your data is your organization's lifeblood, so protecting it should be a top priority. But even when organizations think they are protected, they can oftentimes have gaps in their protection. Below we discuss some of the problems and workarounds that we see the most and how the StorONE Storage Data Platform has been able to solve those problems.
Most Common Problems with Data Protection
Limited snapshots per volume, file system, or object store makes recovery point objectives (RPO) too long for mission critical workloads. How much data can the organization afford to lose should there be a problem or outage?
Inadequate or no protection from ransomware
Data storage has become a target for malicious actors. Ransomware has continuously evolved and is a pernicious threat. It today can delete snapshots, encrypt data even if the data is already encrypted, even copy out the data before it’s encrypted. Data storage systems seldom fully protect against this type of attack.
Incomplete or no protection from data breaches
Malware and cyber criminals know every organization’s data has value. There are literally hundreds of laws in place around the globe regulating data. More recently that includes personally identifiable information (PII). Ineffective data breach protection is rampant in most data storage systems.
Most Comment Workarounds in Data Protection
Buy 3rd party data protection software to provide smaller RPOs
Most backups can’t reduce your RPOs. Those that provide continuous data protection (CDP) or replicate on write can provide much smaller RPOs, but at a very high additional cost. You will need to budget for the backup application, servers running the backup application, networking connections for the backup servers, supporting infrastructure, and the additional data storage capacity. All because the data storage system has inadequate snapshots.
Buy 3rd party cyber resilient data protection software to protect from ransomware and data breaches
Most of these applications are enhancements to backup. Most add immutable backups, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and anomaly detection. Some add a bit more. However, all of them will add a lot more cost for your backup, backup servers, networking connections, and the additional storage capacity for those backups. This is required to make up for your data storage systems' lack of basic safeguards from cyber-attacks.
Fully Protect Your Data with StorONE
vRAID Advanced Erasure Coding
A fundamental advantage of an efficient rewritten storage software stack is the ability to provide functionality without reducing performance. An example of this is StorONE vRAID. Advanced erasure coding is considered to be too processing intensive and too slow to be utilized with primary storage. The StorONE Engine vRAID changes that paradigm., enabling data resiliency and performance suitable for any production workload, no matter redundancy settings.
Incomparable Ransomware, Data Loss, Data Breach, Drive Hardware Failure, and Corruption Defenses
The StorONE engine comes with built-in advanced ransomware defenses that allow you rapid recoveries from ransomware attacks, data breaches, data loss, drive failures, and even corruption. These defenses include:
● Immutable vSnap snapshots
● Unlimited vSnap snapshots - millions - with zero overhead or performance impact
● Unique vSnap snapshots per volume regardless of protocol - block, file, and object
● Electronic air gap to vSnap snapshots
● Very fast vSnap snapshot mounting
● Multi-factor authentication against deletion, modification, or outbound replications
● RPOs as small as 30 seconds
● Anomaly detection
● Calendar/clock interface for simple snapshot management
● Unique bir-error protection
● Incredibly fast data vRAID rebuilds when one or more drives fail
● Asynchronous and/or synchronous vReplicate replication to up to 16 destinations with no performance impact
● vSecure encryption by volume