StorONE Unveils S1:Backup for Ransomware Recovery When Prevention Fails

Despite best efforts, there is a chance that user error will enable ransomware to circumvent security measures designed to prevent an attack. A ransomware recovery strategy should accompany a ransomware prevention strategy. The problem is that backup storage is a gaping hole in the recovery effort. S1:Backup is designed to fill that gap and complete the recovery strategy.

A modern solution needs to retain multiple versions of backup data in an immutable state so that ransomware can’t corrupt it. It also needs to enable IT to recover so quickly that there is no temptation to pay the ransom. S1:Backup stores every backup job in an immutable state and deliver production-class recovered performance.

“When we examined the points of exposure, we discovered a gap between backup software innovations and storage hardware capabilities, which lead to specific ransomware vulnerabilities.” said Gal Naor, StorONE’s CEO. “Legacy backup storage is the cause of these vulnerabilities. S1:Backup eliminates them and enables companies to complete their ransomware recovery strategy while extracting the full value from modern backup software by and elevating backup to deliver high-availability.”

Most Flexible Ransomware Resiliency

If they offer it, legacy solutions force customers to use S3 for immutability. S1:Backup is the industry’s only solution that delivers immutability across all its protocols, including NFS, SMB, S3, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and NVMe-oF.  S1:Backup delivers 100% ransomware resiliency:

  • Captures every backup job into an immutable state
  • Retains immutable copies indefinitely without impacting performance
  • If attacked by malware, rollback to a 30-second old immutable copy

Lowest Possible Recovery Point Objectives

Capabilities like block-level incremental (change block tracking) backups enable customers to reduce their exposure to a ransomware attack or other failure. However, a high frequency of backup jobs puts too much strain on hard drive only backup storage technology, and All-Flash backup storage is too expensive for the use case.

S1:Backup solves the problem by auto-tiering between a generous flash tier and up to a 15PB+ hard-disk tier to deliver:

  • Supports hundreds of simultaneous backup jobs per hour for low RPO 
  • The lowest possible backup costs thanks to maximum performance from a small number of flash drives and 90% utilization of high-density hard disk drives

Elevates Instant-Recovery to Instant-Production

Recovering from a ransomware attack is a race against time. The recovery has to be easier and complete faster than the option to pay the ransom. The recovered state of the data has to perform similar to and be able to replace production storage, which may still be infected.

Modern backup-server software’s instant or live recovery features provide a dramatic reduction in recovery times. The problem is that the overhead of legacy backup-storage software makes the performance of that instantly recovered VM or application unusable and risky. 

S1:Backup is the first backup storage solution that has the flexibility to be standby-production storage. IT can now take the time required to investigate the ransomware attack, software bug, or hardware failure that instigated recovery without impacting users or applications.

S1:Backup is the first to deliver a production-class experience:

  • Highly-Available backup cluster
  • Supports FC, iSCSI, NVMe-oF, NFS, SMB and S3 protocols
  • Enterprise-class performance and features
  • At backup storage prices!

S1:Backup is the first backup storage solution designed to complement modern backup storage software, delivering complete ransomware protection and recovery while extending the value of the backup storage investment and dramatically lowering the upfront and long-term costs of storage.

Safest, Most Cost-Effective Long-Term Data Retention

Modern backup software supports decade-plus data retention, but modern backup storage can’t scale to meet this capability. The lack of scale forces customers to add yet another storage silo, an archive.

S1:Backup delivers built-to-last backup storage supporting the highest-density hard disk drives (HDD) without compromising availability. It can scale to 15+PBs in a single cluster for long-term data retention while delivering high-performance backup and recovery.

S1:Backup provides genuine support of high-density HDD:

  • Fastest RAID rebuilds, recovering from 18TB drive failure in two hours (competing solutions take days)
  • Unique bit-error-rot protection, critical for long-term retention
  • Ultimate flexibility, mix new drive densities without creating new volumes or reconfiguring backup jobs

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