Best Practice Report

Six Important Considerations That Affect Backup Data Location

Don't Push Your Data Out To The Cloud Just Because You Can

January 9th, 2019
With contributors:
Glenn O'Donnell , Jenny Thai , Bill Nagel

Summary

Storage was one of the first public cloud services. Public cloud storage has since gained traction, as it allows firms to inexpensively archive large volumes of inactive data in a remote location. After finding success with that model, infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros started to send most of their backup and old data to cloud storage providers — but they often overlook other criteria that can affect the decision of where to locate data. I&O pros can use this report to make a calculated decision about where they store their backup, archival, and disaster recovery data.

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