Backup and recovery requirements are changing in the age of cloud complexity

Healthcare organizations are increasingly targeted by malicious actors who commit ransomware schemes and other cyber attacks, making a robust data backup and recovery strategy essential.

The evolution of cloud-based data storage, offsite solutions, cloud-based services such as telemedicine, and the rapid rise of a remote workforce have also highlighted the importance of solutions. backup and recovery.

Veritas Healthcare CTO Rick Bryant points out that backup and disaster recovery capabilities have been required by law of healthcare organizations since HIPAA was enacted in 1996.

“They are expected to be resilient and resilient in the face of any adversity, and the past two years have demonstrated more adversity than I think we have ever had in our healthcare system, and also illustrates how essential it is for the health of the country,” he says.

Bryant says that, from his perspective, backup is a table stakes for healthcare, when the real issue is data recovery.

“Major ISVs like Cerner and Epic now require data immutability due to ransomware threats,” he says. “We’ve worked with the industry to take the backup requirement and turn it into real resilience, giving organizations the confidence and capabilities to recover within a certain time frame.”

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Sharon D. Cole