Hybrid Cloud Storage
The term “hybrid cloud” is often used to describe compute and storage performed on-premises as well as in the cloud. The term itself doesn’t state anything about how data is viewed, accessed or moved between on-prem and cloud, much less between multiple clouds. Hybrid refers to combining separate elements to make them into one, not separate elements simply standing side-by-side.
By Spectra’s definition, hybrid cloud should describe a single, virtualized environment of storage, which incorporates some combination of on-prem, cloud and/or multi-cloud storage; which is managed through a single interface; and can be optimized for balance between availability, time to access and cost of access. If these aspects are not taken into account, hybrid cloud could easily become hybrid silos, defeating the promise of cloud’s greater availability, elasticity and cost savings.
Multi-Purpose Hybrid Cloud
Distributed Multi-Cloud Data Management for Hybrid Cloud Workflows
With the large number of cloud offerings available today, most organizations are finding that there’s no single cloud provider that best meets their needs in all situations. Likewise, on-premises data often needs to be integrated with off-premises cloud services. Hybrid cloud workflows can be complex – especially when working with multiple cloud vendors as well as on-premises data. If not properly architected, this approach can lead to cloud vender lock-in, siloed storage and exorbitant egress fees.
Vail Distributed Multi-Cloud Data Management Software offers omni-directional synchronization of data across multi-cloud and multi-site data repositories through a single global namespace. Data accessibility is independent of data’s physical location – meaning vendor lock-in is eliminated and data egress is optimized for the lowest cost and fastest access to data, lowering cloud cost and maximizing efficiencies. Users can now leverage local storage and cloud services through seamless hybrid workflows.
Storage Lifecycle Management Ensures Data is Protected on Best Tier
With so many options for storage today – from flash, disk and tape to cloud storage – it’s important that inactive data reside on the appropriate tier of storage to meet the business needs, as well as budgets, of organizations. Active data can become “cold” data within weeks or even days of being created. As access requirements change, administrators struggle with moving data across tiers of storage. Storage lifecycle management is key to maintaining optimal performance as well as controlling cost. StorCycle is storage lifecycle management software that helps organizations understand their data. StorCycle identifies cold data and migrates it to the right tier of storage – be it NAS, object storage disk, cloud or tape – helping preserve data for long-term storage, ransomware preparedness, or just preserving it for its future value and use. And most importantly, it allows users easy access to that data when they need it.