Cloud storage is attractive to customers for many reasons. They may view it as a way to reduce their on-premises infrastructure costs. They may view it as a way to accelerate the adoption of more cloud-native applications environments, or they may view it as a way to leverage the cloud to augment their on-premises investment and simplify backup, archive, and DR processes.
The challenge is that most cloud storage solutions, because they use legacy storage stacks, force customers to use their storage software only for a specific use case. Instead of a platform approach, this use-case or system approach leads the customer to purchase multiple cloud storage solutions for each use case. The customer ends up in the same dilemma that they found themselves in with their on-premises data center. Assuming the customer continues using their on-premises data center, they have doubled their operational challenges instead of simplifying them.
In this White Paper, we detail the challenges facing customers looking to leverage or even migrate to the cloud and how a platform approach to cloud storage is the only way to minimize cloud storage TCO and maximize data protection.