5 questions to ask when considering cloud storage
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This slide deck walks through the reasons for the rising interest in the cloud for storage, as well as the five questions that all organizations have (or should have) when considering cloud storage,

This slide deck walks through the reasons for the rising interest in the cloud for storage, as well as the five questions that all organizations have (or should have) when considering cloud storage,

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    5 questions to ask when considering cloud storage 5 questions to ask when considering cloud storage Presentation Transcript

    • 5 Questions to Ask When Considering Cloud Storage © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL February 12, 2014
    • Digital Data Tsunami  40 ZB by 2020  2 Storage demand outpacing density growth   Demand doubles every 18 mos @ 62% CAGR* Storage densities not keeping up @ 20%/yr** *Source:DSC **Per HIS Suppli over next 5 years © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL 2
    • Today’s SAN/NAS Solutions - The Storage Life Cycle 3 Storage System Sprawl Tech refresh Data migration Rapid growth in infrastructure, rack space, floor space, power & cooling Offsite archive, active archive, compliance, longterm retention Data protection, backup, snapshots, DR, DT, BC © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL Geometric increase in storage management Repairs, maint, upgrades, patches, fixes, downtime
    • Where Cloud Storage Comes Into Play THE CURE FOR THE STORAGE LIFE CYCLE: Massively Scalable Never run out of capacity, pay by the drink No Infrastructure Sprawl Minimal, fixed on-premise footprint No Maintenance Headaches No tech refresh, software upgrades, drive failures or tapes Redundancy and DR Geographic replication with ability to recover anywhere © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL 4
    • 5 Questions to Ask Before You Start      How do I use it? How do I get my data in? How do I get my data out? Is it secure? What happens in the future? © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL 5
    • Q1: How Do I Use It? CLOUD ON-PREMISE APPLICATIONS Files Backup Archive Apps Hypervisor 6 What’s Needed?     SOAP/REST integration Security Performance Manageability OBJECT API Cloud Storage © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL
    • Q1: How Do I Use It? 7 Cloud Storage Gateway Cloud-Integrated Storage Hybrid Cloud Storage ON-PREMISE APPLICATIONS CLOUD Files Backup Archive Apps Hypervisor Security and key mgmt Snapshot Protection SAN / NAS API High-Speed Caching Data Reduction Cloud Storage Multi-cloud Support © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL Recovery
    • Q2: How Do I Get My Data In?  Three basic choices     8 Upload Upload with bandwidth boost Ship it Devil is in the details   1TB/day per 100Mbit/sec Physical shipment needs to be secure   Encrypted objects on drives No sharing of keys with provider or transporter © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL 8
    • Q3: How Do I Get My Data Out?  Why?     9 Better, faster, cheaper provider Provider shuts down Change your mind Determine contingency plan  Multiple means     Pull down via network Move cloud to cloud Physical bulk download What happens to data left behind? © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL 9
    • Q4: Is It Secure?  The threats     10 3rd party spying 3rd party access Cloud infrastructure lifecycle Best practices – multi-layer security  Strong encryption (i.e. AES)    Server-side not good enough Maintain keys locally Protect and encrypt keys © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL 10
    • Q5: What Happens In The Future?  Consider future scenarios     11 Hybrid cloud / on-premise storage Hybrid cloud / on-premise apps All apps in-cloud Use a future-proof solution    Software-defined – no hardware Runs anywhere Able to migrate apps and data © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL 11
    • Summary  Break the storage life cycle with cloud  Ask the questions to ensure a secure, flexible solution that grows with your business  83% of businesses use or plan to use cloud storage – is yours next? 12 © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL TwinStrata 2013 Survey 12
    • For More Information http://www.twinstrata.com © 2014 TwinStrata Inc. | CONFIDENTIAL 13