Recently, the Sanxingdui site in Sichuan, my country has been renovated, and many precious cultural relics have been unearthed, giving us more “information data” more than 3,000 years ago. This once again attracted the attention of the world.
We are grateful to Sanxingdui for preserving part of our nation’s memory and making history “thicker”. Regrettably, thousands of years ago, our ancestors used knots to record information and engraved on bronze to record information. Today, very few remain. The Code of Hammurabi is very important, but what remains today is only the fragments and the words on the fragments.
At present, human society has entered the information age, digitization is gradually popularized, and various industries are actively promoting digital transformation. According to relevant data, by 2023, the proportion of China’s digital economy driven by digital products and services will reach 51.3%.
As digital transformation enters the deep water zone, a large amount of data generated by many enterprises needs to be calculated, managed, stored, transmitted, and utilized. However, we see a hidden danger that has been overlooked: companies do not invest enough in data protection, and data security incidents occur frequently.
How can we effectively protect data? Disaster recovery, backup, archiving, which mode should an enterprise choose? Recently, in ancient Dunhuang, Huawei brought a major announcement in the field of data protection.
01. Frequent accidents: in the digital age, data protection cannot be ignored
It is not alarmist talk, security accidents caused by insufficient data protection are happening frequently. For example, on March 9 this year, the world-renowned encrypted digital wallet platform Blockchain experienced an abnormality, and multiple users could not use related services. Blockchain finally confirmed that the reason for the service interruption was a fire in its data center.
On March 10, a serious fire broke out in the computer room of European cloud service giant OVH in Strasbourg, France. Two data centers were destroyed, causing many companies’ data to be unrecoverable. You know, OVH currently has 27 data centers in Europe, North America and Asia. In addition to AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, OVH is one of the world’s largest web hosting service providers, and is even regarded by many people. The hope of the European custody service industry. No data storage service company of this size can securely protect data. One can imagine how severe the data protection challenge is.
At the same time, regional disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes, floods, and fires pose severe challenges to data protection. For example, in 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, suffered heavy rains and caused floods. The raging flood flooded the Vodafone data center in the Ikitelli district of the city.
In addition to natural disasters, large data centers often have thousands of devices. Once these devices fail during operation, they need to be maintained. However, many on-site operators can only restart the device in order to quickly restore the business, causing the data on the faulty device to be washed away in many cases, eventually leading to data loss.
Accidents have reminded all parties around the world to pay more attention to data disaster recovery and protection. Indeed, in the digital age, data is very important to any company. We found that the proportion of core production data disaster preparedness in developed countries such as Europe and the United States is extremely high, but the proportion of core production data disaster preparedness in China is less than 10%, which is far lower than that of Europe and the United States. As the core production factor of the digital economy, the proportion of disaster preparedness protection for China’s data needs to be improved urgently.
In terms of disaster tolerance, my country has also put forward clear and high requirements in terms of policies. Wei Kai, deputy director of the Institute of Cloud Computing and Big Data of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, said that at the level of national data protection policies, my country attaches great importance to data security and privacy protection, as well as data continuity protection. At present, many industry rules and regulations are being implemented, and many laws and regulations are seeking opinions and will soon be implemented in the industry.
In March of this year, at a press conference of the State Information Office, Yang Xiaowei, deputy director of the State Internet Information Office, said that the current “Data Security Law” is being stepped up to strengthen data security warnings and traceability related work, and comprehensively improve the country’s key areas. Data security protection of critical information. Previously, the “Important Information System Disaster Recovery Guidelines” issued by the State Council Information Work Office also required that units should ensure at least one disaster recovery exercise per year.
Some vertical industries are also upgrading data protection levels. Recently, my country’s Banking Regulatory Commission required banks with 100 billion assets to have data disaster recovery systems in two places and three centers. So that the data in the bank can have 7 9 reliability.
02. Dunhuang enlightenment!The data protection industry needs new weapons
How to improve the level of corporate data protection? Scanning the data protection practices of enterprises in various industries, we can see that the current enterprise-level data protection includes three sub-solutions: disaster tolerance, backup, and archiving. Data protection vendors generally effectively save enterprise production data from three aspects: data continuity, recoverability, and regulatory compliance.
It can be said that vendors in the data protection field have launched many solutions in scenarios such as remote disaster recovery and backup. However, with the rapid development of new technologies and new applications, different types of data have exploded, especially when data such as supercomputing and big data has become a valuable asset and needs to be backed up, the data protection industry is facing some new challenges.
First, there are more and more real-time businesses in enterprises, how to solve the problems of high backup complexity and long recovery time?
Second, companies need to innovate in their businesses and tap the value of data. How to ensure flexible use of data?
Third, industry supervision also puts forward clear requirements for business continuity and core system disaster tolerance standards. How should we take into account supervision and data protection?
The industry calls for innovative data leaders to be able to develop more advanced data protection products and technologies to solve problems such as full-scenario data protection.
Thousands of years ago, the Uyghur style traveled to the prosperous Tang Dynasty on the Silk Road, spreading movable type printing to all parts of the world, so that human civilization can be recorded; in the era of digital economy, the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, which was built in sixteen countries, has been linked to digitalization. Inextricably linked. For example, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes has accumulated more than 230 digital collections of caves, which means that more than 30% of the caves have realized the original intention of “permanent preservation and sustainable use”.
According to Zhao Shengliang, Dean of the Dunhuang Academy, the Dunhuang Academy has been researching and applying digital technology to protect Dunhuang Grottoes since the early 1990s. After more than 30 years of dedication to digital Dunhuang exploration and practice, it has formed the massive data resources of Dunhuang Grottoes and realized the use of numbers. The technology completely preserves the art information of Dunhuang grottoes, truly reproduces the charm of Dunhuang art, and allows the ancient Dunhuang art to come to the public with the power of science and technology.
What enlightenment does the data protection of digital Dunhuang give to the data protection industry? In the future, how can we continue to effectively protect the data generated by Mogao Grottoes so that people after a millennium can also feel the profound historical and cultural heritage? At the “Data Protection Industry Forum and Huawei OceanProtect New Data Protection Product Release Conference” held in Dunhuang, the author saw that Huawei has done three major things in conjunction with the industry.
First, cooperate with more than 20 units and industry partners including the China Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Dunhuang Research Institute and more than 20 units and industry partners to jointly release the “Data Protection Industry Development Roundtable Declaration” to increase the society’s investment in data infrastructure disaster protection capacity building and promote data disaster preparedness Industry standard construction;
Second, Huawei comprehensively explained the development concept of the data protection industry;
Third, the OceanProtect data protection new product series was launched to escort digital transformation.
“In the era of digital economy, data has become an important means of production. With the rapid development of financial online transactions, intelligent manufacturing, government affairs informatization, cultural and tourism digitalization and other businesses, the level of enterprise data protection, protection objects, protection performance, and protection scale have occurred. Significant changes, natural disasters, man-made sabotage, and ransomware attacks are becoming more and more threats to enterprise core value data.” Dr. Zhou Yuefeng, vice president of Huawei and president of data storage and machine vision product line, pointed out how to ensure that business is not interrupted and data is not interrupted. Lost has become the focus of common concern for the entire industry.
It can be seen that the importance of data protection is increasing day by day, and it has been paid attention to by all parties. The “Data Protection Industry Development Roundtable Declaration” also calls on all industries to include data protection as a key task in their daily management, strengthen data protection resource input, improve data protection industry specifications, raise data protection level requirements, strengthen data privacy security, and support convenient data utilization , To ensure the full implementation of data protection, and contribute to the stable and rapid economic development.
03. New series of products released: Huawei promotes the concept of data protection in all scenarios
As we all know, Huawei’s data storage, which is well-known for its innovation, ranks first in China and third in the world, and has a deep accumulation in high-end data storage. So what kind of black technology will Huawei use in this new data protection product to continue the civilization? Compared with traditional methods, what unique value will the new product bring to enterprise data protection work? What kind of positive impact will Huawei have on the data protection industry at this time?
The author sees that Huawei proposes a full-scenario data protection concept to create an integrated solution of “full disaster recovery of hot data, hot backup of warm data, and warm archive of cold data”:
The first is the disaster recovery scenario, which realizes the uninterrupted data service and comprehensively resists the impact of natural disasters, equipment failures, network attacks, etc. on the data service;
The second is the backup scenario, to realize that the key data of various application scenarios is not lost, and can be restored to a specified point in time. Through efficient, economical and reliable backup, it can help enterprises accumulate “data assets” and enhance their core competitiveness;
The third is the archiving scenario, which realizes the long-term archiving and retention of massive business data.
Based on this concept, at this press conference, Huawei released OceanProtect’s new series of data protection products to the industry, comprehensively upgrading data protection capabilities and creating a full-scenario data protection solution.
First, full disaster tolerance: Support structured and unstructured data protection by deploying SAN/NAS integrated active-active and full-scenario 3DC networking. At the same time, business disaster recovery can be smoothly upgraded to meet 7 9 data reliability, achieve full-scene disaster recovery, and keep business online forever.
Second, hot backup: fully support the emerging ecology of data applications, improve the ability to retrieve and backup massive unstructured data, and solve the problem of protecting massive small files. Supports elastic backup and feature compression, multi-layer slicing of data deduplication, compression of some repeated features between different blocks, a 30% increase in data compression rate, and more data backup. Achieve one-click SLA issuance strategy, realize batch parallel configuration, increase configuration efficiency by 50%, and make data backup efficient, simple, and agile.
Third, warm archiving: supports Blu-ray hierarchical archiving, realizing fast reading of warm data and offline storage of cold data, meeting the needs of 50 years of long-term retention; combining the characteristics of blue-ray moisture-proof, anti-magnetic, shock-proof, and physical anti-tampering to achieve safe data archiving .
Fourth, intelligent integration: Based on the unified architecture of Huawei OceanStorOS, applications can achieve consistent data native formats throughout the data life cycle, and improve the efficiency of copy data transfer; based on the OceanProtect data protection management platform, achieve unified data disaster recovery, backup, and archiving scenarios Strategic management greatly improves management efficiency.
Talking about OceanProtect’s new data protection products, Zhou Yuefeng introduced that Huawei’s provision of the above data protection capabilities will create end-to-end comprehensive data protection solutions for enterprises to achieve permanent online production and business, easy backup of key data, reuse of value data, and compliant data. Long-term retention goals.
It is reported that Huawei is not a novice in the field of data protection. It has been widely used in more than 120 countries around the world, providing safe and reliable data protection services to more than 3,000 corporate customers.
Facing the future, Zhou Yuefeng said: “Huawei is committed to using technology to achieve reliable data storage and security protection, and to contribute to the sustainable development of society and economy and the progress of human civilization. Driven by the two-wheeled drive of business and culture, technology has become more warm. , Let the civilization color continue.”
People gather firewood with high flames. In the author’s opinion, in today’s digital age, data is the key to the stable development of the national economy and the people’s livelihood. The majority of governments, vertical industry companies, and industry chain companies must not only pay attention to how to unearth “gold mines” from massive amounts of data, but also pay attention to data protection, and use advanced and suitable solutions to escort the country’s digital economy.