Hi, the guys from Drobo talking about additional protection for your storage that’s on premises, using the cloud. Now Erik, there’s no more overused term than the cloud right now. When we think of it though in a solution adding value in on premises type of a storage solution, how should people think about that? When it comes to data protection, you want to make sure your first line of protection is on premises, for fast recovery.
Sometimes there is that critical data you want to get offsite maybe you don’t have a second location, or you don’t have to carry it offsite all of the time, or you want it to get off. let’s say every day, the cloud is great for that. You are using a solution that gets your data from your local backup server, offsite, on a daily basis, whatever, incremental is best for you is very valuable. There’s a lot of options, Matt, for doing this today. One of the examples and happens to be a popular cloud service you may have heard of Amazon, there is AWS storage gateway, which keeps a lot of the on premises stuff exactly the way it is, but in line then can selectively replicate some of that stuff in the cloud, tell us a little bit of how it works. One of my favorite solutions for replicating to the cloud, because of its flexibility.
So first, it’s going to be a AWS appliance that sits on your virtualized environment. It is going to sit between the Drobo and the cloud. It is going to replicate those changes to Amazon S3, which is going to give you geographically dispersed copies of your data for full redundancy. And then you had a disaster recovery situation, you can spin up AWS easy 2 instances, and then point to that storage as a EBS volume, and access your data, so in a true DR situation, you could spin up your corporate environment, in the cloud, with all of your data already replicated. Those are some great capabilities that people are looking for. You mentioned starting on premises, which is certainly the best place to start. Erik, this isn’t something you need to jump all into it can be selective, if you just have one application you want up there, the rest of it can be protected on premises, because you may not be able to afford everything being in the cloud, but it is certainly a path toward getting in the cloud. Get all your data offsite, you know it’s the frequency, and what data you need get offsite up into the cloud, versus what can go offsite, whether it’s tape or taking storage offsite. Well expect a lot more developments in this area of cloud interacts with on premises storage like Drobo.