Hybrid Cloud Storage: 7 Best Practices | In the News

There’s no shortage of hype around hybrid cloud storage and the millions of dollars it could save an enterprise. That’s an appealing proposition – particularly right now. “Economic pressures will continue to drive CIOs and CFOs to look for ways to provide IT functionality for less money,” says Tim Stephenson, director, North American Cloud Center of Excellence at Capgemini. “Government regulations and compliance requirements will continue to put pressure on those CIOs, CSOs, and CFOs by requiring them to retain data for longer and longer periods of time, driving up storage costs while budgets continue to decline.”

“Enterprises need to have a good view of which workloads need to be stored in what storage: on-premises or cloud,” says Yugal Joshi, vice president of digital, cloud, and application services research for strategic IT consultancy and research firm Everest Group. “Generally, enterprises started using cloud storage for disaster recovery, backup, or less frequently used data whereas on-premises is used for latency-sensitive workloads.”

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