Benefits of cloud backup and disaster recovery!

Cloud based backup and disaster recovery offers many technical, economic and security benefits. In this article a few of those paybacks will be highlighted.

Benefits of Cloud based backup and disaster recovery

  • Improved data protection– There are too many media reports that cloud storage is not a good option to those desiring security and privacy. But in fact, Cloud backup assures that user data is recoverable in-time and is well protected. With industry-leading encryption and security practices, cloud-based data is highly secure. So, please don’t buy into the hype about the cloud being less secure. Since, it’s just not true.
  • Low cost of ownership- Cloud investment assures zero capital expense and predictable subscription costs. So, a low cost of ownership is guaranteed.
  • Ease of use- Cloud based backup and disaster recovery solutions tend to have easy-to-use web based management and user interfaces. Thus, data sync and minimal maintenance is assured.
  • Fast implementation- There is a rapid deployment in a matter of minutes with set-up and configuration wizards.
  • User can leverage existing IT infrastructure- Most cloud solutions interoperate with the existing IT storage and network infrastructure like storage devices, applications and operating systems available in enterprise IT environment.
  • Lower energy consumption- By employing cloud based backup and disaster recovery, users will need no server rooms; can save on power consumption and energy bills. Thus, Green It initiative can be achieved.
  • Agility and scalability- Because it’s cloud-based, increasing or decreasing your storage capacity should be painless. For storage application needing utmost storage performance, SSD based cloud tiering feature will also be available.

StoneFly- a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory offers StoneFly Cloud Drive via Azure cloud where users can available backup and disaster recovery services through cloud.

StoneFly offers replication service to enterprise users through its Cloud Drive, where remote replication from on-premises appliance to Microsoft Azure cloud platform can be achieved. Remote replication to a StoneFly Cloud Drive will prove as an affordable way to quickly add one or more disaster recovery sites for users critical data.

By replicating enterprise data to a StoneFly Cloud Drive, users can immediately save on the capital expenses that come with the purchase of additional physical appliances, along with their associated operating expenses such as power and cooling costs. With StoneFly’s Cloud Drive Remote Replication service enterprise users can rest assured that their data is secure and protected against loss with a minimum of 3 copies of your data within Azure’s datacenter(s).

If an outage or disaster occurs on-premises, the StoneFly Cloud Drive can be quickly mounted as a remote iSCSI drive to easily access all of your data that has been asynchronously replicated to Azure. Remote replication to a StoneFly Cloud Drive ensures minimum downtime and maximum data availability when a catastrophe hits the main data center.

To get a feel of the environment, users can go for a free 30 day trial of using storage in the cloud integrated to their enterprise data center environment. Just go to Microsoft Azure cloud storage portal>>Go to the option of partners>>>then go to the option of “Azure Marketplace”>> select StoneFly Cloud drive option>>>create a user account>>select the available storage variants along with the data services>>>integrated it with your storage environment and start using these services.

So, companies who aren’t aware of cloud storage benefits or who are backing off from its usage due to security and privacy issues can go for this hybrid storage option, where critical data can be stored on-premises and the rest can be pushed to a secure cloud.

To know more call 510.265.1616 or StoneFly Cloud Drive in Microsoft Azure which will directly take you to the desired page.


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