In order for organizations to get the benefits of both cloud and on-premises data centers, more implement a hybrid data center. Running their workloads in one or the other or both gives them the choice they seek. In addition to these practical reasons, recent events and trends have reinforced the move to a hybrid data center. However, when adopting a hybrid data center, organizations must examine how well operations such as backup work in it.
Many enterprises struggle with managing expanding volumes of unstructured data throughout the organization. Storing, protecting, and securing this data creates challenges around cost, complexity, and scalability. Cloud-based NAS consolidation offers a solution for providing fast, flexible, usable access to all of an organization’s file data for all of its end users. DCIG ranks Nasuni as a TOP 5 solution for the cloud-based NAS consolidation use-case.
All organizations need to face an unpleasant truth: It is not a question of “If” they will experience a ransomware attack; it is a matter of “When.” While cybersecurity software serves as a first-line defense against ransomware, IT leaders recognize cybersecurity software alone does not thwart all ransomware attacks. And as an assumption an attack may succeed, these leaders also recognize they must protect their production and backup data. Immutable storage can help.
If you already use cloud storage to store some or all your archival or backup data, you are in good company. A recent survey of nearly 600 companies found that over 80 percent of them already use the cloud. This potentially creates a new challenge. They find their cloud storage needs change and they must migrate their data from one cloud to another. When this infrequent situation arises, they will find four cloud-to-cloud data migration options available to them.
All enterprises contain multiple applications, databases, operating systems, hypervisors, and data types in their data centers. As such, enterprises minimally expect any modern backup software solution to protect those items. However, protecting them only scratches the surface of the needs that enterprises expect modern backup software solutions to meet.
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise Cloud-based NAS Consolidation Solutions report. This report provides guidance on TOP 5 solutions organizations should consider for cloud-based NAS consolidation.
Many start-ups receiving a series A funding round ideally hope to convert their existing business into a well-oiled machine. On rarer occasions, Series A funding equips an already well-run company to realize its full potential. This latter scenario more aptly describes HYCU.
Cloud storage initially emerged to provide organizations with access to simple storage services (S3). The more organizations adopted S3 object storage, the more storage choices they requested of those who provided it. However, all these choices had unexpected side effects. Simple storage services became increasingly complex and costly to manage. To put the simple back in simple storage service, here are two recommendations for organizations to follow.
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2021-22 DCIG TOP 3 GCP Cloud Backup Solutions report. This report provides guidance on TOP 3 backup solutions organizations should consider for backing up applications and data they host on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
DCIG is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the DCIG TOP 5 Rising Vendors SDS Block Storage Solutions report. This report provides guidance on the software-defined storage (SDS) solutions organizations should consider for block storage.