Backup appliances do one thing well, store backup data. Object storage systems can also fulfill this role. But unlike typical backup appliances, object storage systems can do so much more. A recent white paper from Storage Switzerland, sponsored by Cloudian, explores easily scalable object storage as an option for backups, including Cloudian Hyperstore.
Object storage has the unique advantage of being multi-purpose. Because object storage resides in your data center and can be scaled essentially limitlessly, the investment can be spread across a wide variety of use cases.
What an organization stores its backups on is more critical than ever. These systems need to ingest data quickly and be able to retain that information for a long time by scaling capacity while maintaining data integrity. Now, backup systems can take on new roles like temporarily acting as primary storage.
Each organization will have different needs, but for large organizations looking to keep data private and have maximum flexibility, object storage deserves strong consideration.
The white paper explores backup storage options, next-gen HSM solutions, disk backup, private clouds and more. Download your copy today to learn more about how your business can use object storage to solve your backup challenges.