Cloud Tiering and Object Storage for Backup — Balancing Cost and Speed

There are two kinds of organizations: those that use the cloud for backup, and those that are going to use the cloud for backup.

And why not enjoy the advantages of the cloud for backup/restore, disaster recovery and long-term retention? The cloud has become ubiquitous and its accessibility and cost structure are flexible. Cloud tiering has become popular as companies turn to object storage for the growing amount of data that may never change or may be accessed only infrequently.

This paper focuses on data protection through storing data in different tiers in the cloud, or cloud tiering. It examines the costs, benefits and risks associated with the cloud tiering of backup data. With the right architecture in place, organizations can rely on cloud tiering to lower the cost of data protection and make life easier for backup administrators.

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