Enhance security and data protection with NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud
Bolstering security and developing a sound disaster recovery strategy doesn’t have to be an arduous task for enterprises. Intelligent platforms like NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud offer sophisticated encryption and integrated NetApp Snapshot technology. By deploying data to Google Cloud using Cloud Volumes Service, businesses can gai
Bolstering security and developing a sound disaster recovery strategy doesn’t have to be an arduous task for enterprises. Intelligent platforms like NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud offer sophisticated encryption and integrated NetApp Snapshot technology. By deploying data to Google Cloud using Cloud Volumes Service, businesses can gain peace of mind while increasing efficiency and lowering hybrid cloud-related costs.
The time and money saved by sidestepping vicious cyberattacks and ransomware demands could make an enormous difference in the life of a modern enterprise. BCS reported a 42% global increase in cyberattacks in 2022, with ransomware as the number one threat. The average price tag for the loss of business due to system downtime was a staggering $4.54 million.
Mitigate the threat of attacks and unplanned data loss
To fend off data breaches and prevent costly downtime, Cloud Volumes Service provides built-in encryption for all volumes using Performance tier customer-managed encryption keys. The volume keys are wrapped using Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS). This ensures that the data is protected from being read even if underlying storage devices fall prey to unauthorized physical access. These security measures also provide IT managers with control over individual encryption keys, offering the additional security of storing the keys on a system or in a location different from the data.
If ransomware or another cyberattack does occur, a solid disaster recovery (DR) solution is the key to addressing, recovering, and ultimately surviving the ordeal. To help enterprises quickly and efficiently resolve attacks, Cloud Volume Service includes native NetApp Snapshot technology and data replication. A NetApp Snapshot creates a “frozen” read-only view of a WAFL volume that lets applications access older versions of files, directory hierarchies, and logical unit numbers (LUNs) without special programming.
An enterprise with applications in Google Cloud VMWare Engine can also employ integrated NetApp cross-region replication (CRR) to protect those VM workloads in a separate Cloud Volumes Service filesystem in another region. What’s more, IT managers won’t need to deploy a Google Cloud VMware Engine cluster in that region until they need to pull the ripcord on their disaster recovery plan. Additionally, by using Cloud Volumes Service as a datastore for Google Cloud VMware Engine, you can decouple storage and compute, increasing efficiency and lowering costs by avoiding over-provisioning of compute nodes.
With cyberattacks on the rise, every enterprise needs enhanced security and a reliable disaster recovery solution. Explore NetApp data protection and security solutions or contact a NetApp specialist for Google Cloud.