Enterprise storage requirements are rapidly outpacing the traditional on-premise solutions that have been widely used to date. In a 2012 survey, IDC and EMC estimated that the “digital universe”, an estimate of the total amount of digital data created, replicated and consumed, was doubling in size every two years. Much of this vast increase in storage is driven by regulatory or compliance factors, as well as the need to archive years of log files and other application data.
When considering off-premise storage and backup solutions there are many products on the market to store your data. Selecting a business-grade public cloud storage product that promises low cost and high survivability levels for data of all types is a relatively simple task.
However, for multinational corporations, the challenge is not in the where, but in the how. A poorly implemented cloud backup solution can generate significant problems for users and severely impact business efficiency. When operating in a wide range of geographies and with complex application requirements, products of this type need a closer level of integration with the existing network and application environment to deliver real benefits. That is the goal of Coevolve’s Global Cloud Archive service.
Moving large amounts of data to the cloud is no easy task. Identifying the appropriate data types is the first activity, as certain data will require special treatment. Data that is less performance sensitive is generally the best candidate for migration to a cloud service.
The impact on the WAN must be considered in a successful migration to cloud storage. Data that was previously contained within the high-speed LAN at a data center now must traverse much slower WAN links that may not have been sized for this type of traffic.
We design our cloud storage and backup solutions to meet the complex requirements of multinational corporations. This includes understanding the capabilities and limitations of the network infrastructure across a wide range of geographies, and the impact that this sudden influx of data will have. We integrate public cloud-based storage services with the enterprise network using a high-performance appliance that performs de-duplication of data, caches frequently used content locally, and optimizes the transfer of data over the network.
As a service that can be easily adopted by your business across any region, this is yet another element of how Coevolve delivers “Agile Networks for Global Applications”.
Our practice areas include our Managed Services, a series of modular and flexible offerings, allowing your multinational enterprise to engage us for a specific requirement or complement other services you may be using today.