The Clouds Open for Enterprise Storage

Date: June 22, 2010
Pages: 10
Price:
US$ 895.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
ID: CE3DC46AB7CEN
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The Clouds Open for Enterprise Storage
Public clouds, such as those run by Amazon and Microsoft, offer data storage services to complement their compute or data processing services. Until recently those storage services were not suitable for use with applications running in customers’ own data centers. However, new services based on public cloud storage are emerging that do not suffer that drawback. Because of their economies of scale, these services have the potential to lighten the heavy burden of on-premise enterprise storage and backup, and to provide alternative mechanisms for disaster recovery and data distribution.

SUMMARY

Impact
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APPLICATIONS

Latency is the gating factor
The line between archiving and primary storage is blurred
Faster disaster recovery
Data distribution

THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S STORAGE

Scalable storage creates a translation problem
On-premise gateways
Enterprise-friendly with no gateway

RECOMMENDATIONS

Don’t expect worthwhile SLAs
Ask about data protection levels
Ask about security
Do not treat SAS 70 as a security standard
Methodology
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