ChalkTalk Video: Strategies for Hybrid Cloud Storage

The hybrid cloud approach is the storage option that gives customers the best cost, flexibility and scalability today, says Douglas O’Flaherty from IBM when he spoke with George Crump at VMworld 2016. One great way to manage cost is to use the cloud as both a burst capacity area, and a place to store cold copies of data that are no longer needed to run the business. The cloud can store such data cheaper than most companies can store it themselves. The cloud is also infinitely scalable and does not require the customer to do anything in order to get more capacity. Instead of “if you build it, they will come” it’s “if you fill it, they will just give you more.” But not everything should be stored in the public cloud. Some data needs the performance and security that is only accessible when stored on premises. This is why the hybrid approach gives the most flexibility. George Crump and Douglas O’Flaherty cover all of this in this engaging interview from VMworld 2016.

W. Curtis Preston (aka Mr. Backup) is an expert in backup & recovery systems; a space he has been working in since 1993. He has written three books on the subject, Backup & Recovery, Using SANs and NAS, and Unix Backup & Recovery. Mr. Preston is a writer and has spoken at hundreds of seminars and conferences around the world. Preston’s mission is to arm today’s IT managers with truly unbiased information about today’s storage industry and its products.

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