Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model (Introducing)
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Use a Hybrid Cloud solution - combining cloud storage with on-premise storage - and help dramatically decrease costs while increasing scalability and agility. This book offers focused, concise insights on technical considerations, benefits, and tradeoffs, so you can begin planning for implementation.
- Explains, in both practical and strategic terms, how a new enterprise storage model can solve multiple challenges
- Delivers focused insights on architecture, access, backups, snapshots, data redundancy as a service, dedupes, capacity, data lifecycles, storage tiering, archiving, externalized blobs, storage consolidation, compression, bandwidth, and privacy and security planning
- The author is an expert for cloud storage technologies and is well known in the networking technologies community
updated version of the metadata map as a discrete, stored object. When the process ends, the Windows Azure Storage bucket (cloud storage container) has an updated collection of fingerprints and a new metadata map with pointers to the locations of all fingerprints in the bucket. An individual metadata map consumes less than 0.3 percent of the capacity consumed by fingerprints. A bucket by any other name A bucket is the generic word for a storage container that holds data objects in the
with. When fingerprints that were previously tiered to the cloud are accessed and downloaded from the cloud, they are added back to the working set. Application volatility matters Performance with the Microsoft HCS solution is not an exercise in perfection but in probabilities. Applications may constantly change the data they access, but many are reasonably predictable. Occasionally the CiS system will need to download data from Windows Azure Storage that it had previously tiered there.
by cloud snapshots for archiving purposes. This establishes a blanket of coverage that the IT team can automate for all data stored in the Microsoft HCS solution. The caveat for this is that data needs to be on the CiS system when a long-term cloud snapshot is run. Data that is deleted before then would only be held in Windows Azure Storage until the expiration of any cloud snapshots that reference it. The IT team might want to implement best practices that ensure data is not deleted prior to
Comparing cloud snapshots, Deduping primary storage, Glossary archived data in, Compliance advantages of Windows Azure Storage, Migrating archived data to secondary storage capacity management, Dedupe makes a big difference, Snapshot granularity and aligning volumes with snapshot policies data protection in, Fingerprints in the cloud, Comparing cloud snapshots dedupe ratios, Deduping primary storage, ROBO data protection compliance deduping, CiS designs for efficient working set
team identify all the various versions that were saved. CDP solutions provide much greater granularity of data versions. A variation of CDP is near-CDP, where the system doesn’t quite stay up to speed, but is probably close enough for affordability’s sake. Data Protection Manager from Microsoft is an example of a near-CDP solution that integrates tightly with Microsoft server products and allows users to pick and choose from numerous copies of the data on which they were working. One