Block storage in the cloud that is not properly backed up can result in lost data, and while object storage in the cloud is more resilient.
Stories by W. Curtis Preston
A recent Amazon outage resulted in a small number of customers losing production data stored in their accounts.
Vendors of hyperconverged infrastructure provide options for making it easier to backup data on-site, in the cloud or both, but which is best?
Backup and recovery done efficiently require use of multiple backup levels carefully thought out so a full backup isn’t needed as often if incremental and differential backups are properly planned.
By eliminating redundant blocks of data within a dataset – deduplication – enterprises can reduce the size of backups 90-99%.
Backing up and archiving data have distinct functions, and not recognizing that it’s important to have both can lead to access problems and even legal troubles.