Moving your stored data to the cloud has a lot of benefits. For example, traditional data storage systems have limits on capacity, while the cloud offers unprecedented scalability. Cloud storage also offers flexibility, is designed for multi-tenancy, eliminates disruptive data migrations and can reduce costs associated with disaster recovery. Essentially, cloud storage can make life easier for many administrators.
The recent news of a public cloud storage provider abruptly announcing it was closing its doors and that its customers would have two weeks to move their data has put the industry in a spin. Companies who have peta- and zetabytes of information stored are quickly trying to figure things out. Many providers have stepped in to try to help, but administrators are being forced to select a solution provider without vetting the solution just to make sure their data is safe. It’s a painful process for everyone involved, and the news has likely made current and potential users of cloud storage weary. Those with current providers are probably wondering if their provider will be next, and those who have yet to move to the cloud are questioning if cloud storage really is the way to go.
How NaviSite Sees Cloud Storage
At NaviSite, we see cloud storage differently. We’ve built every cloud service we offer from the ground up to address the individual needs of our customers. Our infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform provides on-demand, scalable provisioning that are available either through our self-service portal, or by our team of in-house cloud experts.
Just like NaviSite’s entire NaviCloud portfolio of solutions, NaviCloud Storage delivers a true enterprise-class solution. It’s suitable if you have an in-house NAS platform and can archive less frequently accessed data in the cloud to extend the life of your existing hardware. Data stored for compliance purposes can be kept in the cloud but automatically retrieved when needed - without adding complicated archival software. You pay for only the capacity you require within a NaviSite data center and can easily add storage in an additional data center when needed. NaviCloud Storage is also backed by NaviSite’s NaviCloud SLA commitments for your peace of mind. NaviCloud Storage goes far beyond traditional approaches to meet the storage and data access demands of enterprise organizations through solutions that support and manage:
- Data backup and recovery
- Secure remote storage and archiving
- Mobile file sharing and access
- On-demand scalability
We’re committed to the success of every one of our customers, and will do everything to make sure our customers feel secure. Just look at what our customers have to say. And if that’s not enough, we’re backed by Time Warner Cable Business Class, which recently announced that NaviSite is a key focus area for the company moving forward. TWC is committed to growing NaviSite, which means that NaviSite can stay committed to delivering the best service to our customers.
If you’re interested in learning more about our storage solutions, or any other NaviCloud solution, we’d love to hear from you.