Why the Hybrid Cloud Is Gaining Momentum

Today, cloud computing has become the standard operating mode for businesses of all sizes. According to RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Report, fully 95 percent of the respondents to their survey are now making use of the cloud in one form or another. Companies that are using cloud computing have a choice of three approaches: the public cloud, a private cloud, or the hybrid cloud, which seeks to combine the advantages of both the public and private cloud models...

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Storage Disaster Recovery: Using the Right Tools to Match Your Objectives
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Storage Disaster Recovery: Using the Right Tools to Match Your Objectives

When setting up your storage architecture, there are lots of considerations. One of the most important is how you will handle backup and restoration. Traditionally, this requires installing some sort of proprietary backup software. However, that isn't your only option anymore, and it may not be the best option based on your storage performance and storage disaster recovery requirements. We'll talk about matching the right storage solutions to your backup needs in a moment. First, let's consider the actual costs of downtime in the data center.

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Managing Disaster in The Public Cloud

Despite the best intentions of the public cloud infrastructure providers, issues do happen from time to time. Some problems are more significant than others, as we saw with the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) DynamoDB outage (details here). The impact to AWS customers was widespread and although it would be easy to dismiss the affected services as trivial (Netflix, IMDB, Tinder, Buffer), these are still clients running production workloads. Do a quick Google search and it’s easy to find many other similar examples, including this one affecting Microsoft’s Azure Storage Service.

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