What’s in this whitepaper? 

This whitepaper provides an explanation of the differences between hot, cool and cold tiers of storage and a comparison of the most prominent public cloud storage providers.


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Archiving to the Cloud: Cold Storage

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One of the reasons cloud storage has become so popular is its cost-effectiveness when compared to on-premises storage. But, as cloud storage is becoming a commodity, organizations are looking for ways to further optimize their budgets — but do so in a way that still gives them required levels of recoverability and retention.

Public cloud environments like Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Storage are the result of the knowledge that a single tier of storage no longer meets the backup, retention, recovery and archiving needs of organizations with mature data protection strategies. What is needed are less expensive storage mediums that can cost-effectively house data while meeting retention and retrieval requirements of critical data, archive data, and everything in between.

How to archive backups to cloud storage
cost-effectively and efficiently

Differences between hot, cool and cold tiers of storage
Comparison of the most prominent public cloud storage providers, such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft
How to use cold storage properly and control it with lifecycle policies
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