Hybrid Cloud Data Storage Management: 10 Best Practices

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-11-20 Print this article Print
Cloud Backup Services Can Tell You a Lot

Cloud Backup Services Can Tell You a Lot

Use this as an early way of learning about cloud providers. Prices have become very competitive, getting well below $1 per gigabyte per month.


Twelve months ago, eWEEK identified the No. 1 challenge of IT in the coming year of 2012 in one simple phrase: control of data. In any sector of IT, this has certainly proved to be the case. With human-created files and machine data of all types pouring incessantly into storage coffers from the Internet and a growing number of stationary and mobile devices, problems in controlling and editing data are mounting almost as fast as the sheer volume of data itself. This huge amount of data is finding homes in both on-premises and in cloud storage systems. Hybrid cloud systems, which use on-site, public cloud or private cloud components, are especially complicated to control. Here are key best practices for managing a hybrid cloud system and evaluating the cloud providers who will have custody of your data. eWEEK developed this slide show with information from Paddy Falls, CTO of business continuity provider Neverfail Group, which has developed a multi-tier application availability software platform for Exchange and SharePoint that eliminates user downtime.


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