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Archiving And The Cloud
By Bartek Mytnik
EMEA Sales Manager,
Qsan Technology

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electing an enterprise cloud
backup or archiving solution
might not be as easy as it sounds.
There are many options to choose
from, and that number is growing;
identifying the right cloud provider
can be as challenging as making
a decision about more traditional
onsite IT hardware. Considering
a move from, or an addition to,
physical storage to the cloud is
something that needs research,
thought and an open mind.
Three important things should be
borne in mind:
* Reliability and security;
* Performance requirements;
* TCO of the implementation.
Enterprise cloud applications and
their security are an issue that has
had much coverage in the past and
is an imperative consideration. For
large organisations, having control
over their data in the cloud is crucial,

as is ease of access. Round the
clock performance needs to be
standard, with the solution able to
tackle peaks and surges of data
while maintaining performance
and stability.
There needs to be confidence
that any sensitive data is secure
and accessible only by dedicated
personnel. Encrypted keys are now
fairly standard, with management of
keys and passwords usually in the
reliable hands of a few employees
only. In the event of an outage,
there needs to be confidence that
data can be easily and quickly
recoverable while maintaining
performance across other areas.
Speed and performance are crucial
factors when selecting a cloud
storage platform. The ability to cope
with many I/O requests from multiple
users is pivotal, and performance
here influences all other aspects of

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integrating
the cloud
into
the
existing
infrastructure.
Doing your homework and
agreeing performance levels from
the beginning will yield significant
benefits in the short and longterm alike. High density is also an
important factor, along with flexible
scalability. Cloud data is booming
at a phenomenal rate, and so
condensing data into smaller and
smaller spaces becomes more
important, along with the need to
scale as data increases.
F o r t h o s e o rg a n i s a t i o n s
using their own clouds, power
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Factoring in on-going costs such
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