Use a Scale-Out Infrastructure
Today’s enterprises are actively seeking new ways to drive greater efficiency, agility and scale. For some primary workloads and applications, the cloud is the ideal solution, delivering a consumption-based economic model and dynamic elasticity. But what about secondary storage and workloads, such as backup and recovery?
It’s true, secondary workloads and storage can be massive consumers of infrastructure capacity. In fact, by some estimates, a secondary storage footprint can be between two and three times that of primary data copies.1 That means that strategies that can deliver greater efficiencies for secondary storage and workloads have a more rapid, yet less disruptive, impact on infrastructure transformation.
But, secondary storage transformation doesn’t mean you have to forego the web-scale benefits that are so compelling for the public cloud. Scale-out infrastructure solutions that have been purpose-built for secondary workloads can retain all the benefits of the cloud, while enabling IT to keep their secondary storage on-premises within their own datacenter. Whether the application was not built for the cloud, too costly or complex to move to the cloud, or requires more stringent controls and policies you can realize greater cost efficiency, resiliency and availability. How? With a unified approach to data protection that leverages scale-out infrastructure to protect, access and use data across both on-premises and cloud locations.
Consider the following ten benefits you can realize with a scale-out infrastructure for secondary storage.