Intelligent CIO North America Issue 25 - Page 34

EDITOR ’ S QUESTION
SURYA VARANASI , CTO , STORCENTRIC
It ’ s SysAdmins who are also likely responsible in large part for your organization ’ s other greatest asset – your data .

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have long maintained that demonstrating employee appreciation is not only the right thing to do , but a fundamental cornerstone in creating and maintaining competitive advantage . This has never been truer than it is today , in the face of trends like the ‘ great resignation ’ and as competition for talent continues to escalate across virtually every job market .
Prevailing research backs this up – according to the Pew Research Center , among the top three reasons that US workers left a job in 2021 was ‘ felt disrespected at work ’. of some form of ransomware attack in 2021 , according to IDC ’ s 2021 Ransomware Study . Likewise , the FBI ’ s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported 2,084 ransomware complaints from January to July 31 , 2021 . This is a 62 % year-over-year increase .
However , smart SysAdmins already know that by deploying an advanced unbreakable backup solution they can protect their organization ’ s data via an immutable , object-locked format which then takes it a step further by storing the admin keys in another location entirely for added protection .
Other key capabilities SysAdmins use to their advantage are policy-driven data integrity checks that can scrub the data for faults , and auto-heals without any user intervention . In addition , with dual controllers and RAID-based protection SysAdmins can enjoy high availability protection that can provide data access in the event of component failure .
System Administrator Appreciation Day provided an ideal opportunity to recognize one of your organization ’ s greatest assets – it ’ s SysAdmins who are also likely responsible in large part for your organization ’ s other greatest asset – your data .
This responsibility is no easy task , especially given the current global cybercrime climate . Approximately 37 % of global organizations said they were the victim
Recovery of data is also faster because RAIDprotected disk arrays are able to read faster than they can write . With an unbreakable backup solution that encompasses these capabilities , SysAdmins can ease their worry about their ability to recover – and redirect their time and attention to activities that more directly impact bottom-line objectives . And consequently , reinforce their immeasurable value to their organization .
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