Hybrid Cloud storage

Cloud storage is the ideal way to handle the exploding demand for storage across industries. By moving data that is less frequently accessed to the cloud, you free up space on-premises while bringing down costs.

Microsoft Azure StorSimple is a hybrid cloud storage array that you can use to connect to Azure from your on-premises datacenter. A key feature is intelligent storage tiering, so that inactive or archival data is automatically moved to the cloud.

StorSimple is a great enterprise solution, because it connects seamlessly into your existing storage strategy. With StorSimple, you get cloud economics, automated data protection, and increased IT agility.

Cloud economics: Because cloud storage is dramatically less expensive than traditional storage options, you can easily bring down cost. StorSimple lets you:

  • Consolidate multiple distinct storage systems into a single hybrid cloud storage system
  • Add storage incrementally without having to rebalance application workloads
  • Take advantage of the lower cost of cloud storage for inactive and data-protection data

Automated data protection:  With StorSimple, you get a built-in data protection solution, which lets you:

  • Eliminate tape and all tape reliability problems and management hassles
  • Get very fast data protection at a far lower cost than replication solutions
  • Do instant recovery by utilizing synthetic full volume images
  • Test DR – something many IT teams can’t do for much of their data

Increased IT agility: Microsoft Azure StorSimple Manager consolidates storage management through an Azure portal. As a result, you save time by managing all storage arrays from a single point. You can now get near real-time status and updates for all StorSimple arrays.

Overall, IT teams save a lot of administrative time that can be used for business-driven technology instead of storage infrastructure.

 

Written by Marcos Nogueira

Marcos Nogueira

With more than 18 years experience in Datacenter Architectures, Marcos Nogueira is currently working as a Principal Cloud Solution Architect. He is an expert in Private and Hybrid Cloud, with a focus on Microsoft Azure, Virtualization and System Center. He has worked in several industries, including Aerospace, Transportation, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government, Health Care, Telecoms, IT Services, and Gas & Oil in different countries and continents.

Marcos was a Canadian MVP in System Center Cloud & Datacenter Managenment and he has +14 years as Microsoft Certified, with more than 100+ certifications (MCT, MCSE, and MCITP, among others). Marcos is also certified in VMware, CompTIA and ITIL v3. He assisted Microsoft in the development of workshops and special events on Private & Hybrid Cloud, Azure, System Center, Windows Server, Hyper-V and as a speaker at several Microsoft TechEd/Ignite and communities events around the world.

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