As an IT or storage administrator, you're probably being tasked with backing up massive quantities of both structured and unstructured data that is unlikely to change. Object storage is a great option because it's a lot easier to use than file and block storage, and it can be housed on any number of servers, on-premises or in the cloud.
Watch this on-demand webcast featuring David Davis, co-founder of ActualTech Media, and Adrian Moir, lead technology evangelist for Quest Software as they discuss object storage and how it can help you manage your ever-increasing data repositories.
More businesses are switching from tape to low-cost cloud object storage for backup, disaster recovery and archiving of their exponentially growing data due to its scalable and flexible cost structure. Cloud-based object storage solutions provide high scalability, moderate performance, low cost and simplicity of administration.
However, organizations don't reap those benefits by merely moving their data to the cloud; they get the most out of cloud storage when they consider and enact architectural changes that fully support its benefits.
This paper explains how you can drastically reduce the amount of cloud object storage you need and the costs of protecting your data.
Cloud tiering and object storage are becoming more popular among backup administrators as they deal with the increasing amount of backup data that may never be modified or accessed again.
The benefits, however, do not come from merely transferring all of your backup data to the cloud. You might send unprotected data to the cloud or wait days to recover it if you don't change your architecture.
To learn more about what goes into effective cloud tiering, read this paper today.
Cloud storage provides access to a nearly infinite pool of storage space for backup, disaster recovery and long-term retention. Storing backup data in the cloud can eliminate the effort, overhead and cost of implementing and managing on-premises storage. Plus with cloud storage, you can covert costly up-front capital expense (CAPEX) to more easily managed subscription-based operational expense (OPEX).
This paper from DCIG examines a variety of cloud storage solutions and offers powerful advice about how to choose and use them effectively.