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// TECH TRENDS //

Protecting SMEs from ransomware
With ransomware attacks on the rise and rapidly increasing business stakes , data protection , particularly backup and Disaster Recovery , is more critical than ever . But ransomware is not only the catalyst . In the same time ransomware attacks have increased , adoption of Kubernetes and containers saw significant acceleration . According to Gartner , 75 % of large enterprises in mature economies will have adopted containers by 2024 .
Kubernetes is the unifying fabric of modern computing . Using it to mitigate the most pressing data threats in today ’ s risk landscape is one of the best defences yet .
Furthermore , tools for backup and recovery functions should also promote automation and integrate seamlessly into existing workflows . Enabling immutability , creating backups with unique code paths , protecting backups for maximum effectiveness and enabling seamless restores are part of a robust ransomware data protection strategy .
Anthony Spiteri , Senior Global Technologist at Veeam Software
These trends have brought us to where we are today with a modern computing paradigm driven by Kubernetes and containers . In Kubernetes deployments , the proper tooling for successful data management might make the difference between a thriving corporation and a complete organisational shutdown . Unfortunately , ransomware attack vectors in Kubernetes applications and environments are numerous and appealing to hackers .
Implementing the necessary procedures to prevent and overcome ransomware attacks is crucial to any business , especially SMEs .
Eliminating manual processes
The second fundamental business capability of Kubernetes is its ability to allow businesses to eliminate tedious , time-consuming manual processes and , in turn , free up time for the company to focus on growth and innovation .
As Kubernetes and its ecosystem have evolved , automating specific workloads and processes has become much more achievable , such as setting up and installing applications , pod and node scaling , on-going storage management and automating security

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 .
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