Understanding the crucial role of data protection for AI

As organizations rush to harness the transformative potential of AI, they seek comprehensive
strategies to simplify the implementation of these solutions. Dell Technologies is facilitating this
journey through the Dell AI Factory, which provides targeted and repeatable success for deploying AI
solutions. Built on the industry’s pioneering end-to-end AI-optimized infrastructure portfolio and open
partner ecosystem, Dell is propelling AI adoption forward.
Among the advantages of the Dell portfolio is the integration of data protection within the
infrastructure stack. This is paramount given Dell’s Global Data Protection Index for 2024, which
revealed that an overwhelming 55% of Indian organizations acknowledge the imminent challenge of
safeguarding the immense volumes of data generated by AI.

There exists a legitimate concern that components of AI applications, such as large language models, could create new attack surfaces for cybercriminals. All organizations must grasp the consequences of compromised AI data that lacks protection. According to research by TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group, Reinventing Backup and Recovery with AI and ML, 65% of organizations confess to regularly backing up only up to 50% of their total volume of AI-generated data.

According to the Dell Technologies 2024 Innovation Catalyst report, 92% of Indian businesses feel security operations mostly consist of patch management/ security updates. In the current threat landscape, this approach could potentially expand the threat surface for businesses. The report also found that 94% of Indian organizations felt AI and/or GenAI could help them prevent, detect, and respond to out-of-policy threats and behavior from their workforce, be it escalating cyber threats, human errors, system failures or natural disasters, the risk of data loss hangs over AI applications, as it would for any other mission-critical data.

Dell Data Protection offers modern solutions designed to protect all workloads across multicloud, on-
premises and edge environments cost-effectively. These solutions are simple to deploy, providing
consumption flexibility, ease of deployment and streamlined operations. With resilient solutions, Dell
Technologies builds the foundation for secure infrastructure, ensuring organizations can recover from
destructive cyberattacks swiftly and confidently.

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