Making Cloud Backup Work for Enterprises

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 provideScreen Shot 2018-06-25 at 1.03.26 PM 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.

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George Crump is the Chief Product Strategist at StorONE. Prior to StorONE, George spent almost 14 years as the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, which StorONE acquired in March 2020. In his spare time, he continues to write blogs on Storage Switzerland to educate IT professionals on all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought-after public speaker. With over 30 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, SAN, Virtualization, Cloud, and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland, he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection.

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