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MEET THE NEW TECH ON THE BLOCK ,

SAVING BUSINESSES TIME AND MONEY

Kubernetes has certainly been one of the enterprise IT space ’ s shining stars during COVID-19 . But with the rapid rate of digitalisation , businesses – including small and medium-sized enterprises ( SMEs ) – are now more susceptible to cybercrimes . Anthony Spiteri , Senior Global Technologist at Veeam Software , looks at three fundamental business capabilities that Kubernetes can drive in SMEs .
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COVID-19 pandemic brought about years of change in the way all companies do business . According to McKinsey , companies have accelerated the digitalisation of their customer and supply chain interactions and internal operations by three to four years . But with this rapid rate of digitalisation , businesses – including SMEs – are now more susceptible to cybercrimes such as phishing attacks and malware .
In fact , the Asia Pacific region has seen an increased number of cyberattacks in the past year . Research by Check Point discovered a staggering 168 % year on year increase in the number of cyberattacks in the region in May
2021 . Currently , an organisation in Asia Pacific suffers from 1,245 weekly attacks .
Now more than ever , today ’ s complex enterprise IT workloads require the scale and flexibility that only Kubernetes can deliver . As a result , Kubernetes has revolutionised IT by enabling enterprises to deploy a common cloud platform for their business applications across multiple clouds , delivering agility , consistency and reductions in costs and complexity .
There are three fundamental business capabilities that Kubernetes can drive in SMEs and become significant cost-savings components of their business while ensuring the company remains competitive .
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