Europe’s largest automotive retail company is innovating with a new data backup solution designed to guard against the growing threat of ransomware.
Porsche Holding Salzburg, which operates in 22 countries across Europe, as well as in Colombia, Chile, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan, is deploying a cloud-based backup and recovery solution developed by SaaS company Keepit.
After migrating from a locally installed, on-premise system to the cloud, Porsche Holding, a 100% subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, sought a SaaS alternative that would secure its 30,000 user accounts and safeguard against data loss.
It chose Keepit which follows an innovative 3-2-1 principle of backup, where two copies of data are stored at separate locations, and one copy is backed up in an off-site, private cloud. This principle ensures that each customer’s data can survive any calamity, making it impenetrable to ransomware and accidental deletion.
“More and more companies are being affected by ransomware globally,” said Andreas Fackler, system engineer at Porsche Informatik, a subsidiary of Porsche Holding Salzburg. “We were searching for a SaaS solution, and we didn’t want to back up all the data on-premise. By working with Keepit, we now have a solution if a ransomware event ever impacts Porsche Holding. After researching the SaaS data backup solutions available, Keepit’s user-friendly, transparent backup and recovery process was the most appealing option. Keepit’s per user pricing model makes it simple and cost-effective to manage accounts, and its simple, easy-to-use cloud backup delivered what we were looking for.”
“We are pleased that our data centers meet Porsche Holding Salzburg’s stringent data storage requirements, and to be the company’s provider for cloud data backup and recovery,” said Frederik Schouboe, Keepit CEO.