Backup and Data Recovery Trends 2021 Vs 2022


Hello friends,

2021 marks Storagepipe’s 20th anniversary as a cloud backup and disaster recovery innovator and pioneer, and we couldn’t have done it without our customers, partners, and supporters like you. Thank you for your continued trust and collaboration, which gives us the opportunity to do what we enjoy everyday.

As we close out the year, here’s our annual roundup of Backup and Data Recovery Trends for 2021, and what we are expecting for 2022.

Ransomware Focuses on Infrastructure

Ransomware continued to threaten security for organizations of all stripes and sizes, with the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) reporting a 150% rise in ransomware attacks between April 2020 and July 2021.

Over the year, targeting became increasingly focused on certain sectors. Globally, there was a significant increase in attacks on industrial companies. CBC reports that in Canada, in 2021 ransomware attacks were focused on organizations providing critical infrastructure and services such as medical institutions, energy providers, and manufacturers. The US Treasury shared that ransomware payouts in 2021 could equal more than the total amount paid over the last decade. Given the profitability, security experts predict that ransomware cases will continue to rise in 2022.

Check out Storagepipe’s Ransomware Series where we discuss ransomware best practices and critical steps to evaluate your risk level, protect your business, and rapidly recover from data disasters.

Natural Disasters Causing Technical Disaster

The increase in natural disasters experienced worldwide in 2021 has highlighted businesses’ vulnerability to uncontrollable and localized disruptions to their facilities and hardware. A natural disaster may strike anywhere and occur in the form of fires, floods, hurricanes, winter storms, earthquakes, and lightening strikes that can cause power surges and other damage leading to significant downtime and costs. With the escalating rate of severe weather events happening worldwide, prevention of data loss due to natural disasters will continue to be a pressing concern in 2022.

Click here to read more on how to Enable Data Loss Prevention in Case of Natural Disasters

Remote Work is Here to Stay

2020 saw a mass migration of businesses and their workers moving to remote work, and the trend is here to stay. Storagepipe has helped our customers throughout the pandemic, from enabling businesses to rapidly adopt remote collaboration technologies like Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, to ensuring email continuity and integrity with Managed Anti-Spam. And as always, our core is backing up your valuable data and ensuring disaster recovery for your critical systems when emergencies strike.

Click here to see how you can securely support remote workers in the Cloud.

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Since 2001, Storagepipe has provided these robust and secure Managed Cloud and Disaster Recovery solutions from a scalable multi-tenant infrastructure, supported by our first-class in-house technical team. Storagepipe delivers highly flexible and responsive solutions with outstanding value and service, using state-of-the-art technology to offer ultimate protection and peace of mind.

We are driven to be your trusted partner and to ensure that we deliver a Storagepipe Experience that meets your business requirements with the reliability, scalability and support that your business demands.

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