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Data Protection App for the Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Computing

Data-Protection_610X385-300x189 Data Protection App for the Hybrid CloudData protection is a key reason behind enterprises to store massive amounts of data in the cloud because ultimately all data needs a back-up and archive. Many IT organizations now a day’s prioritize the cloud to be the most cost-effective alternative for a safe storage and back-up.
The biggest problem is that most of the data stored in local systems are necessarily not compatible with the cloud service providers (CSP). CSPs typically have their own software-defined storage (SDS) and software-defined networking (SDN) to access and store data. Vendors such as VMware and Microsoft are working to remove such friction through core software-defined infrastructure (SDI) on-premises and in the public cloud. VMware runes VMware on AWS while Microsoft runes the Microsoft Azure Stack on software and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platforms which use the Microsoft Azure Cloud. VMware has initiated various forms of data protection services via VMware on AWS, while Dell EMC, a sister company of VMware, and Veeam is also providing data protection software on VMware/ AWS as an extension of its on-premises software.
Hybrid cloud computing plays a critical role in data protection. Most of the data an organization wants to recover is comes within 30 days of time span. So the data is stored locally because it can be recovered quickly without any additional cloud costs. The main challenge faced by organizations is the failure to recognize that backing data up and archiving data are two separate aspects.
Even VMware stated that many organizations have underestimated this aspect creating challenges to further manage the multiple clouds. But if handled properly, data protection creates an opportunity to gain confidence in implementing the hybrid cloud.