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Viatel first to deliver fully managed Backup-as-a-Service solution with 100% ransomware protection.

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Viatel – Ireland’s leading independent provider of solutions for Connectivity, Cloud and Security – announces the launch of their cloud-based storage and back-up solutions with ability to deliver a true 3-2-1 backup model, in partnership with Veeam and Zadara.

As Veeam announce v10 of their High Availability Suite and Zadara announce the latest release of Zadara Object Storage; Viatel are in pole position to offer our customers in Ireland the best backup and disaster recovery solutions available on the market today. All this on a 100% OpEx pay as you go consumption model.

Data is an organisation’s most valuable asset. A fact that cyber criminals have increasingly capitalised on in recent years, and a reason ransomware attacks continue to be on the rise year on year.

New organizations fell victim to ransomware every 14 seconds in 2019 and will be every 11 seconds by 2021 . In September 2019, the Irish Government admitted a ransomware breach . And as recently as this month, Translink’s internal computer systems have been experiencing problems following a ransomware attack .

Ransomware attacks are big business for hackers, but the cost to businesses is higher than just the ransom fee. Industry research estimates that the average cost of data breaches will reach into the hundreds of millions of euro this year.

The combined strength of Veeam’s 100% ransomware-proof backups with S3 object lock functionality and immutable backups, and Zadara’s immutable containers, available via Viatel’s cloud platform, offers customers a 100% OpEx backup and disaster recovery solution that can’t be compromised. Customers can scale up and, uniquely, down as business needs change which delivers cost efficiency and enables businesses to operate just-in-time planning and remove 3-5 year refresh and investment cycles.

As the volume and complexity of data continues to proliferate, and governance around its protection tightens, the need to simplify storage and backup solutions intensifies. In the age of GDPR, the cost of a data breach skyrockets – both the financial cost and the cost of loss of customer trust and damage to brand. Viatel have seen many Irish companies hit by cyberattacks in the past 12 months, costing significant sums in lost revenue and business damage. As ransomware attacks directly compromise GDPR data protection compliance, the best option is to eliminate the risk. Viatel’s backup-as-a-service solution delivers this assurance in a simple consumption model which guarantees your company data never leaves our high security data centre facilities in Dublin.

Viatel director Damien McCann said: “We are delighted to work with world class partners like Veeam and Zadara to bring our customers cutting edge, cost effective managed back up and disaster recovery services. Our cloud experts ensure every solution is the right fit for our clients”

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