Until the cloud, the housing of infrastructure in a secondary data center for replication or backup could be cost-prohibitive for small- or medium-sized organizations. The cloud provides a secondary DR location and infrastructure with little or no up front investment and an affordable pay-as-you-go scenario. Operational costs and resources are slashed and the cloud DR provider often takes over much of disaster recovery management and maintenance.
Increasingly, it’s no longer a matter of whether the cloud is or isn’t secure. It’s really about crafting a detailed strategy and architecture that delivers the exact level of security and compliance your organization requires.
Together, Equinix, EMC, and an expanding ecosystem of public cloud partners and other service providers are enabling the journey to hybrid cloud.
Storage in the hybrid cloud is fast becoming a primary tool for the enterprise. The global cloud storage market is expected to grow from $18.87 billion today to $65.41 billion by 2020, spurred by the increasing amount of unstructured data being created in enterprises. These huge data volumes are one reason that Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS), originally conceived as a way to inexpensively enable enterprises to lease storage infrastructure space for secondary storage (i.e., backup) purposes, has branched out to support more primary storage solutions, as well as disaster recovery, data gateways, and data movement and access.
Equinix Cloud Exchange to offer worldwide availability of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365
Enterprises can get direct connectivity to Office 365 that provides a combination of more predictable network performance, flexibility and improved reliability, as well as enhanced data privacy since ExpressRoute enables most Office 365 network traffic to avoid the public Internet.
If there’s anything that scares the daylights out of regulated, security sensitive organizations, it’s losing control of sensitive data and getting hacked or falling out of compliance.