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Maintaining Data Protection in the Cloud

Enterprises of all types and sizes are quickly ramping up their cloud presences, despite the fact that key questions regarding their reliability and efficacy remain.

A leading source of worry is data protection. Once data leaves the safety of the firewall, ensuring both its security and availability becomes largely a matter of trust.

Many organizations, in fact, are already struggling with the shift from an infrastructure-based protection scheme to a federated or virtual/application-layer solution, even without the cloud. As HP’s Duncan Campbell points out, the increase in data load and the already largely distributed nature of many enterprise data environments, not to mention the introduction of mobile communications, are forcing a rethink when it comes to maintaining access and availability. If you are looking at 20 to 25 percent data growth per year, how much longer will you be able to maintain local protection and security solutions at every remote site and branch office? At some point, the need for an integrated solution that cuts across geographic and infrastructure boundaries becomes evident, which is why the company developed the StoreOnce Backup solution with tools like federated deduplication, autonomic hardware restart and secure erase.

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