Traditional enterprise storage is increasingly witnessing a shift towards cloud integrated storage. This proliferation of CIS can be attributed to the potent combination of cloud benefits such as reduced capital investment, automated backups, efficient disaster recovery solutions, data scalability, and faster data archival along with the advantages offered by traditional storage solutions.
CIS not only shifts the center of storage, but also shifts control from data center hardware to the cloud. Each hardware unit, thus, becomes an access point to the system, resulting in complete decoupling of data from hardware. This whitepaper provides a comprehensive understanding of CIS, compares CIS to traditional NAS solutions, and further delves into:
- Data protection and disaster recovery with CIS
- Increased efficiency of CIS backup over traditional backup
- Challenges in CIS
- The case for choosing CIS