Hybrid Cloud Data Storage Management: 10 Best Practices
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.