Leveraging The Public Cloud
Data creation is increasing at an unprecedented pace, driving massive storage infrastructure requirements, particularly for enterprise organizations. Maintaining existing data for legacy applications, while adapting to continuous data growth requirements for new, data-hungry applications, results in significant increases in CapEx and OpEx for organizations that are already budget-strapped. Many IT organizations look to the public cloud to offload some of the infrastructure burden. However, the “lift and shift” of applications to the public cloud is not always an easy or efficient task, particularly for legacy applications.
Transferring large amounts of pre-existing user and legacy application data can be complicated and time-consuming. Also, simply storing data as-is (without compression or deduplication) is costly.
Many critical legacy applications were not designed for the cloud, so running them in a cloud infrastructure is impossible or ineffective. However, re-architecting or moving to SaaS applications is often not a viable option.
When moving to the cloud, IT organizations also seek the ability to more effectively share application data. However, simply migrating siloed applications to the cloud does not address this business goal.