Items Tagged: Hybrid+Cloud
Today, the cloud stirs up all manner of possibilities for handling data protection, but the cloud also brings many challenges: security, bandwidth, connection availability and data recovery. Perhaps in response to these issues, innovators in this space are blending the capabilities of traditional onsite backup systems with cloud storage, so that the best of both worlds is available to users—an onsite component captures and restores data at high speed, while older data is moved to the cloud. Hybrid cloud backup, or disk-to-disk-to-cloud (D2D2C), is turning the cloud into an accessible and useful component of the data protection infrastructure today.
A few notable glitches have soured some users on cloud storage services, but a hybrid approach that integrates public and private storage may convince cloud skeptics.
Arun Taneja's 4 "Cloud Storage" lessons under "Classroom" section:
1. Cloud Storage Landscape-OnDemand
2. Public Cloud Storage-OnDemand
3. Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Storage-OnDemand
4. Cloud Storage RO-OnDemand
The idea of turning over storage systems to the cloud hasn’t caught on with enterprises, but hybrid cloud storage products show how to leverage both in-house and off-site storage
In the past few months Nirvanix has been delivering one multi-petabyte customer win after another. What started in October with a 5-year, global OEM deal with IBM worth countless Petabytes has continued with a 2+ petabyte private cloud win at Cerner Healthcare, followed by a 8.5 Petabyte private cloud win at USC, with a true hybrid cloud at Hawaiian MSP DRFortress and film studio Relativity Media added to the mix as well. Nirvanix is banging out multi-petabyte deals and making it look like cloud storage has been around for decades, which, of course, it has not.
Modular DPS Teams With Intel Hybrid Cloud, 6fusion Inc. and MSPexcellence Which Combine to Deliver Powerful Solutions for Information Asset Protection
Replication of large backups via portable media complements nightly replication of small backups over the WAN Source: PR Newswire
With 358 sessions, time is money. Here are five sessions where your time will be well spent.
VMware announces the next steps in turning virtualization into a cloud solution
Cloud-integrated storage appliances allow hybrid storage configurations that seamlessly link data center storage with cost-effective, scalable cloud storage.
Metalogix, the leading provider of content infrastructure software to improve the use and performance of enterprise content on Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, File and Cloud platforms, today announced the industry's first dynamic email management suite to transparently migrate, store, secure and protect email and file content for on premises and hybrid cloud environments.
Hybrid Cloud Storage from Microsoft: Leveraging Windows Azure and StorSimple
Cloud computing does some things very well. It delivers applications and upgrades. It runs analysis on cloud-based big data. It connects distributed groups sharing communications and files. It provides a great environment for developing web applications and running test/dev processes.
But public cloud storage is a different story. The cloud does deliver long-term, cost-effective storage for inactive backup and archives. Once the backup and archive data streams are scheduled and running they can use relatively low bandwidth as long as they are deduping on-site before transport. (And as long as they do not have to be rehydrated pre-upload, which is another story.) This alone helps to save on-premises storage capacity and can replace off-site tape vaulting.
But cloud storage users want more. They want to have the cost and agility advantages of the public cloud without incurring the huge expense of building one. They want to keep using the public cloud for cost-effective backup and archive, but they also want to use it for more active – i.e. primary – data. This is especially true for workloads with rapidly growing data sets that quickly age like collaboration and file shares. Some of this data needs to reside locally but the majority can be moved, or tiered, to public cloud storage.
What does the cloud need to work for this enterprise wish list? Above all it needs to make public cloud storage an integral part of the on-premises primary storage architecture. This requires intelligent and automated storage tiering, high performance for baseline uploads and continual snapshots, no geographical lock-in, and a central storage management console that integrates cloud and on-premises storage.
Hybrid cloud storage, or HCS, meets this challenge. HCS turns the public cloud into a true active storage tier for less active production data that is not ready to be put out to backup pasture. Hybrid cloud storage integrates on-premises storage with public cloud storage services: not as another backup target but as integrated storage infrastructure. The storage system uses both the on-premises array and scalable cloud storage resources for primary data, expanding that data and data protection to a cost-effective cloud storage tier.
Microsoft’s innovative and broad set of technology enables a true, integrated solution for hybrid cloud storage for business and government organizations – not just a heterogeneous combination of private cloud and public cloud storage offerings. Comprised of StorSimple cloud-integrated storage and the Windows Azure Storage service, HCS from Microsoft well serves the demanding enterprise storage environment, enabling customers to realize huge data management efficiencies in their Microsoft applications and Windows and VMware environments.
This paper will discuss how the Microsoft solution for hybrid cloud storage, consisting of Windows Azure and StorSimple, is different from traditional storage, best practices for leveraging it, and the real world results from multiple customer deployment examples.
With its acquisition of Virsto, VMware certainly understands storage as usual doesn't cut it when it comes to dense, high-powered virtual environments. This technology addresses the so-called "I/O blender" effect that comes from mixing the I/O from many VMs into one stream on its way to external shared storage.
EMC has acquired TwinStrata to provide customers with a single platform for managing storage in the data center and the cloud.
EMC launched its latest VMAX high-end enterprise SAN array today, adding a new threaded operating system for managing workloads dynamically and the ability to embed application services on the array.
It used to be that IT struggled to intimately understand every app in order to provide the right supporting infrastructure. Today, server virtualization makes the job much easier, because IT can now just cater to VMs. By working and communicating at the VM level, both app owners and infrastructure admins stay focused, using a common API to help ensure apps are hosted effectively and IT runs efficiently.
- Premiered: 07/21/14
- Author: Mike Matchett
- Published: Virtualization Review
Mike Matchett speaks on the following topics at Storage Decisions NY:
Attack of the Killer Capacity!
Top Ten ways to reduce storage capacity and give your budget a break. We look at technologies such as compression, deduplication, thin provisioning, archiving, etc., and evaluate the effectiveness of each for managing capacity in various application environments.
Inside-Outside: Build a Hybrid Cloud Storage Infrastructure
Most companies are reluctant to depend on cloud storage too much, but using it for special applications or as another storage tier can make good sense. Learn how to determine the right blend of in-house, private and public cloud storage--and how to make them all work together.
- Premiered: 11/03/14 - 11/04/14
- Location: New York Hilton Midtown
- Speaker(s): Mike Matchett
- Sponsor(s): TechTarget
Cloud bursting is considered one the best use cases of hybrid cloud deployment, but the reality is, storage is not so easy to move in and out of the cloud.
- Premiered: 12/09/14
- Author: Taneja Group
- Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Cloud bursting may have received some hype for its potential in the enterprise, but there are a few factors you should consider before bursting to the public cloud.
- Premiered: 12/19/14
- Author: Arun Taneja
- Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
The storage management challenges with hybrid clouds derive from their distributed architecture and disparate hosting that must be viewed as a single, seamless, end-to-end system. Successful implementation of hybrid cloud storage requires having the right IT infrastructure and management solution that provides key brokering functionality across mixed storage environments.
Join us on this webinar to gain critical insight and understanding of the essential storage resource management capabilities of OnCommand Insight and how it moves beyond the basics to:
•Provide end-to-end visibility of storage resources
•Understand current workloads and determine if they can be supported cloud deployments
•Optimize the storage infrastructure
•Analyze risks, minimize downtime, and speed cloud deployment
•Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst & Consultant; Taneja Group
•Donald Bourque, Product Mgt. TME, OnCommand Insight; NetApp
•David Boland, Senior Product Marketing Manager; NetApp
- Premiered: 01/21/15
- Location: OnDemand
- Speaker(s): Mike Matchett, Taneja Group; Donald Bourque, NetApp; David Boland, NetApp