With the prolific growth of data, companies are looking for retention solutions that better match their everyday needs. Today’s businesses feel a cloud solution is their golden ticket to more control over their data and that it involves less monetary investment than a data center, server-based solution. At the same time, companies are also finding that data storage is an increasing issue. In fact, 60 percent of companies are putting aside money earmarked for additional, secured storage space for their sensitive data.

Cloud storage is a popular choice for data backup as it addresses both these concerns and provides greater scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Enterprises look for solutions that programmatically schedule backups across cloud-native services to meet weekly or monthly compliance SLAs. They are also conscious that data backup needs to be protected from cyber-attacks, and are adopting solutions with built-in immutability to ensure all backup copies are stored in the cloud in write-once-read-many (WORM) mode to prevent deletion and changes.

Moresco enables seamless cloud backup operations by addressing key functionalities such as monitoring, incident, change, release, and problem management along with cost management and security operations, including backup and data archive management.

Storing data in the cloud lets IT departments transform three areas:

  1. Total Cost of Ownership. With cloud storage, there is no hardware to purchase, storage to provision, or capital being used for "someday" scenarios. You can add or remove capacity on demand, quickly change performance and retention characteristics, and only pay for storage that you actually use. Less frequently accessed data can even be automatically moved to lower cost tiers in accordance with auditable rules, driving economies of scale.

  2. Time to Deployment. When development teams are ready to execute, infrastructure should never slow them down. Cloud storage allows IT to quickly deliver the exact amount of storage needed, right when it's needed. This allows IT to focus on solving complex application problems instead of having to manage storage systems.

  3. Information Management. Centralizing storage in the cloud creates a tremendous leverage point for new use cases. By using cloud storage lifecycle management policies, you can perform powerful information management tasks including automated tiering or locking down data in support of compliance requirements.

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