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Cloud Backup Ultimately Requires a Cloud Native Architecture

Using lift-and-shift, organizations harness the power of the cloud to optimize applications once they host them there. Unfortunately, this methodology may break down when one considers moving backup software to the cloud. The backup software will almost certainly still work if moved to the cloud. However, organizations need to ask how easily, efficiently, and effectively will it perform backups once in the cloud? The answer to that question often necessitates that organizations select cloud backup software that uses a cloud native architecture.

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Recovery Management on the Rise

Application owners primarily want control over their recoveries for one reason. They lack confidence in the ability of central backup administrators to successfully perform them. This lack of confidence explains why some backup solutions give users the flexibility within their tool to perform this task. However, as organizations increasingly adopt cloud infrastructures, expect to see recovery management become a task they can administer centrally.

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Cloud-native Microsoft Azure VM Backups: Providing Certainty in Uncertain Times

During these uncertain times, everyone wants some certainty. They want certainty they stay healthy, do not contract the corona virus, and that this economic shutdown will end sooner than later. Hopefully, we addres these concerns very soon. Thankfully, in other areas, enterprises can experience a higher degree of certainty about a successful outcome. In the backup arena, enterprises that need a viable backup solution for their Microsoft Azure VMs may now turn to HYCU for Azure.

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Cloud Data Movement Comes at a Cost

Unexpected cost and complexity top the list of unexpected outcomes when it comes to storing and managing data in the cloud. Many organizations end up storing far more data in the cloud than they initially anticipated. This leads to unexpected, recurring cost overruns that may grow month after month resulting in organizations far exceeding their annual cloud budgets. Moving data within and out of the cloud represent some of these hidden, unexpected costs that organizations do not always anticipate.

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Close the Data Protection Gap in GCP with Better Backups at a Lower Cost

Backing up applications and data in general-purpose clouds present a new challenge that many backup solutions remain ill-equipped to handle. They often have not yet matured to capitalize on the specific administrative and data protection features that these clouds offer.
The “newer” the cloud, the more likely organizations will encounter this issue. If using Amazon Web Services (AWS), organizations may be less likely to encounter this challenge. Multiple backup products support backing up VMs in AWS and can leverage AWS’s available features.

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The “Me-first” Component of Pure Storage’s Cloud Block Store

Pure Storage’s most notable announcement at its 2019 Accelerate conference concerns its new Cloud Block Store offering. On the surface, this may look like a “me-too” offering. It is anything but. Rather, it represents a “me-first” moment for Pure Storage. Cloud Block Store creates a new benchmark for measuring how vendors deliver their storage volumes in the cloud.

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Recovery as Part of DRaaS – Read the Fine Print

DRaaS (disaster-recovery-as-a-service) in the cloud continues to gain traction among organizations as an idea whose time has come. Adopting this technique, organizations can recover their data in the cloud should a disaster of any magnitude occurs. However, read the fine print as the recovery options that a DRaaS provider offers can take many forms. An organization must verify that the DRaaS vendor it selects delivers the type of recovery experience that it expects.

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Kubernetes the Centerpiece of VMware’s Vision

Everyone attending VMworld last week no doubt saw the slogan “Make Your Mark” predominantly displayed everywhere. Whether it was in the Moscone Center, the San Francisco airport or the highways and byways leading to downtown San Francisco, VMware sought to make an impression on attendees. Having now left VMworld 2019, perhaps the most indelible mark that VMware left on me and other attendees was its intentions to make Kubernetes a center piece in its future offerings.

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