Significant growth in the amount of data to be stored has become a key factor, when controlling costs, for most organisations. Yet the need to maintain rapid access to production data remains constant, to stay one step ahead of competitors.
Enterprise storage that offers huge capacity (up to 500 Terabytes) is now available, to meet and exceed enterprise workloads. Microsoft Azure StorSimple seamlessly connects your on-premise data centre to the Cloud, offers integrated data protection and location independent disaster recovery.
Microsoft’s Azure StorSimple has a positive impact on data storage, making this easy to manage over time. As business data ages the system will automatically move it from local solid state disks, on to spinning hard drives, then on to Microsoft Azure cloud storage. This hybrid cloud tiering system reduces the cost of data storage considerably. Especially for organisations that use large media files and/or have a high number of customer transactions carried out daily.
StorSimple cloud snapshots also mean that you have automated off-site data protection in Azure, replacing the need for traditional solutions such as tape backup or remote replication.
The ability to create locally pinned volumes also means that information that requires high speed access can permanently reside on the local SSDs and HDDs whilst still benefitting from the protection that the cloud snapshots provide.
The cloud snapshots can be restored quickly and with minimal effort, easily allowing you to meet your recovery time objectives.
This single solution has been implemented by Network Interlinks for clients’ in the retail and entertainment industries. It provides organisations with an easy to manage data storage environment that can be extended across multiple locations. Offers simplified data protection, increases the performance requirements of business analytics and has proven to be cost effective.