Managing the splurge of data from IoT devices

According to a report by IDC, it is estimated that there will be 41.6 billion IoT devices, generating 79.4 zettabytes of data by 2025. Most of these data will be unstructured as they are generated from various devices. These can include data from connected devices in offices, manufacturing plants and such to data from location, facial recognition surveillance cameras and others.

All these generated data contain valuable insights which can be used in all aspects of a business. Be it for knowing customer demographics to popular products. The problem that organisations are facing when it comes to this is managing data, be it on the cloud or on-premises. Because most of these data are unstructured, companies are having a tough time getting insights from them. Also, the same applies to structured data. The splurge of data is just too much for applications to handle.

At the same time, there are also challenges when it comes to having the right skills to deal with these data. Most businesses do not have enough employees to manage all these data, let alone be responsible for its security, especially when it comes to data migration and performance concerns. Businesses need to embrace modern data management and protection solution that can eventually unblock these challenges and potential ones to deliver the results they need. Businesses need cloud data management.

There are three key areas to look at when it comes to cloud data management. They are:

  • Backup modernisation – Most businesses are moving from legacy systems to back up on the cloud. While they still need to practice the 3-2-1 back up rule, a modern backup solution allows IT personnel to focus on other work while it protects workloads and data.

  • Hybrid cloud acceleration – As the number of data increases, most businesses will eventually have to move some data from on-premises to the cloud. Cloud data management allows companies to have flexibility when it comes to data migration. At the same time, it also gives them the visibility on knowing where their data lies especially when it comes to business continuity.

  • Data Security – Moving data within clouds and on-premises will leave your data vulnerable to breaches. Automated data security with cloud data management ensures your data is protected during migration and also meets all compliance and regulations set. Meaning, both your data and customers’ privacy are well protected and secured.

Veeam’s Cloud Data Management enables organisations to achieve unparalleled data availability, visibility, automation and governance be it across data centres, at the Edge and in the cloud. It is a modern data management platform that is built to operate for any cloud. Organisations will be able to manage their data, especially from IoT devices and be able to get the most insights from it for the benefit of the company.

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