Cloud Forecast: Shift to Universal Cloud-Based Solutions

Posted on January 24, 2017 in Cloud

According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) forecast, cloud IT infrastructure spending from 2015 through 2019 will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.6 percent and reach $54.6 billion by 2019, accounting for a staggering 46.5 percent of the total spending on IT infrastructure.

As early adapters have come to know, the breadth and depth of cloud offerings will only continue to grow, making the need to back up these solutions ever more essential. Still, many business owners often confuse cloud backup with cloud archiving and disaster recovery (DR) in the cloud. That’s why it’s essential to understand the different cloud solutions available and the business solutions each one solves.
 

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Need for Cloud Storage on the Upswing

As on-premises solutions become obsolete, the benefits of cloud storage over traditional on-premises storage is growing quickly. Most business owners who purchase cloud backup or DR solutions will eventually need more cloud storage space as their company grows and the volume of their data grows along with it. While most cloud providers focus on selling one or two cloud solutions, there are advantages of partnering with one cloud solution provider:

  • Better protecting your customers’ data protection needs with one integrated portfolio of cloud solutions
  • Providing greater efficiency by training your IT team to manage one cloud infrastructure
  • Maximizing your relationship with one cloud vendor who understands all your data protection needs.

Because not all cloud storage solutions are the same, you should work with your professional cloud solution experts to find the solution or service that meets your particular needs. For example, EDSI provides integrated, cloud-based solutions that are flexible, scalable and affordable including:  virtual server and storage, application hosing, DR/offsite backup and location. And, as a Veeam service provider, EDSI hosts complete, off-site backup and recovery services with Cloud Connect, Veeam’s technology that makes it easy to connect to repositories in the cloud and efficiently maintain off-site copies of backups.

Assessing Your Company’s Cloud Needs

What are your cloud storage needs? Further, does your company have a managed backup plan in place? What about a DR plan that will enable you to recover lost data—whether the cause be power interruptions, cybercrime, natural disasters, hardware failures or employee error? If not, this is the time to take action to implement a data DR plan.

Through Veeam, EDSI’s V//Extreme solution eliminates the need for a second DR site because it makes it easy for businesses to extend their backup infrastructure to the cloud using DRaaS solutions.

IDC predicts that by 2020, clouds will stop being referred to as “public” and “private” and ultimately they will stop being called clouds altogether. As the cloud becomes the normal state of affairs for businesses of all sizes, it is simply the new way business is done.

To learn more about cloud services from EDSI, please call us at (866) 302-EDSI (866.302.3374) or fill out our contact form below.
 

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