Lightboard Video: How to Lower the Cost of Backup Infrastructure

The cost to store backups on-premises is already a significant expense for data centers to endure and the rapid growth in unstructured data is pushing budgets to the breaking point. Cloud Storage, because of its low cost and infinite scalability, seems like a viable alternative for IT planners, but using cloud storage as a repository for backup copies of unstructured data isn’t as simple as one might think. In this Lightboard Video, Storage Switzerland and Igneous discuss the common ways to move data into the cloud, manage the retention of that data once it is there, and what cloud storage options IT planners should expect to leverage once their unstructured data backups are in the cloud.

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Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and 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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