Extending Data Management To The Cloud

Cloud services have become increasingly popular as mechanisms for sharing files, for data collaboration, for backing up or archiving data, or simply for adding space to cramped on-premises storage infrastructure. While some firms have made a deliberate choice to leverage cloud storage as part of a strategic initiative to improve data availability, survivability or cost-efficiency, many have simply grown their storage repository into clouds and now find themselves with a highly distributed and loosely connected storage infrastructure. Comparatively few have thought through the challenges for managing data across such a sprawl; a huge mistake in the long run, whatever your objectives for using cloud storage.

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