2021 was a busy year for our Backup & Recovery blog channel. The traffic and readership for our blogs increased tremendously compared to previous years. It is gratifying to see our content resonating so well with our audience.

As the year comes to an end, we’ve created a list that recaps the ten most popular Unitrends blogs of 2021 to give you further insights into the world of business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR).

Blog #10: Downtime

One of the consequences of unplanned downtime is loss of business. Loss of business costs include increased customer turnover, lost revenue due to system downtime and the increasing cost of acquiring new business due to diminished reputation. In other words, downtime is bad for business. Learn the cause and the cost of downtime to evaluate its impact on your business and mitigate the damage.

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Blog #9: Data deduplication

The rising demands for backing up data across different workloads demand stringent retention requirements that are not feasible for all businesses. Data retention techniques like deduplication are key to backing up large volumes of data. Data deduplication is a technique used to eliminate duplicate copies of repeating data. Learn more about data deduplication and how it improves storage efficiency, reduces the strain on your network bandwidth for processes such as replication of data, and delivers reliable recoveries.

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Blog #8: RPO and RTO

Recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) quantify the losses that potentially ensue if critical systems fail and set protocols for rebooting services to resume operations and to meet service level agreements (SLAs). They provide a realistic backdrop against which IT leaders can plan and execute a successful BCDR plan. Learn how RPO and RTO are essential for business operations and data security.

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Blog #7: Immutable backup

Advanced ransomware attacks have managed to infiltrate backups as well, leaving organizations with very little chance of recovery and guaranteeing hackers a lucrative payday. To curb the attacks, IT pros have started to implement immutable backups. The rationale behind immutable backups is that they protect data by making it fixed and unchangeable. Learn about immutable backups and how they are the best ransomware deterrent to your backups — well, almost.

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Blog #6: Disaster recovery testing

Proper disaster recovery testing helps you avoid any rude surprises that may occur when a disaster strikes. The main objective of a data recovery testing plan is to verify that a business can restore operations within a predetermined timeframe. Learn how disaster recovery testing helps rectify inconsistencies in the disaster recovery strategy.

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Blog #5: Business continuity planning

A solid business continuity plan improves response efforts post a disruption. A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that outlines a set of preventive strategies to ensure business continuity following any disruption. Learn how to build an effective business continuity plan that puts you in the driver’s seat.

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Blog #4: Data lifecycle management

A comprehensive data lifecycle management strategy helps store and manage increasingly large volumes of data. Data Lifecycle Management manages the flow of an information system’s data throughout its lifecycle. Learn how data lifecycle management strategy helps organizations keep up with constantly evolving regulations and eDiscovery requirements.

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Blog #3: The CIA triad

The CIA Triad is a data security framework that aims to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of an organization’s data. It helps defend against threats such as data breaches/leaks, malware attacks, phishing, account/credential compromise, web-based attacks and more. Learn how to build a strong security foundation by utilizing these principles.

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Blog #2: Development and test environments

Software testing is a critical stage in the system development life cycle. It ensures code works as it is intended before it goes into production environments. Whether developing new software and applications or performing patching, testing is a must. Learn how development and test environments guarantee applications are of the highest quality and all functionalities are working properly.

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Blog #1: Business continuity and disaster recovery

A business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) response plan is key to business resilience. BCDR is a set of processes and techniques used to help an organization recover from a disaster and continue routine business operations. Learn how a BCDR plan helps organizations survive and thrive during disasters.

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Goodbye, 2021!

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to our customers and readers. It’s been a long, hectic year, but we’ve weathered the storm together and are excited to keep it rolling into 2022.

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