Cloud backup is an ideal complement to an enterprise’s existing backup strategy. The problem is most cloud backup solutions seek to replace the solution already in place. Enterprises don’t want to throw away years of investment in training and processes to gain access to the cloud. Enterprises also lack the time and resources to take full advantage of the cloud’s capabilities. To fully exploit the capabilities of the cloud, organizations need assistance in configuring the solution.
To make cloud backup work for enterprises, IT needs to understand the type of providers that exist and to match up the provider’s product and services offering to best compliment what they already have. The big three cloud providers, essentially provide infrastructure. It is up to IT to figure out how to best use it. Other providers offer a very turnkey experience but require replacing the existing software. If the enterprise wants to keep their current backup software investment and needs help in configuring the cloud aspect of the data protection process, there is a third type of provider, the full-service cloud provider, that is an ideal match.
Storage Switzerland’s latest white paper explains why the cloud has fallen short for enterprise backup and how to fix it. We start first with an explanation of the different types of providers and then guide the reader as to how to find the perfect match for their organization.
The paper is exclusively available to registrants of our on demand webinar “Moving the Enterprise Backup to the Cloud – A Step-By-Step Guide“. To get your copy of the white paper, attend today.