Working With Unstructured Data Across Hybrid Clouds Is Broken for End Users

Post pandemic the growth of digital data is unprecedented, particularly unstructured data which includes documents such as text / office files, images, audio and video files.

When we started Storage Made Easy we were dealing with Terabytes of data, which quickly moved to low end Petabytes. Now we deal with customers who are mid to high end Petabytes with the very large customers talking about how to move to Exabyte storage.

Hybrid Storage Architectures are a combination of private and public cloud data resources. The pandemic accelerated many companies to shift at least some data to the latter but most enterprise companies that we deal with have a combination of the two. A 2020 report by Flexera on the ‘state of the cloud’ shows that  93% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy and 87% have, in development,  a hybrid cloud strategy.

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Why Your Company Should Be Concerned About Proprietizing Data on The Cloud

proprietary dataI had an interesting conversation with Eric Toczek at Storage Made Easy on our company scrum call recently  about ‘cloud locked data’ that I subsequently thought was worthy of a short blog post.

The main premise of our call was to figure out how to help a company move their data from one cloud storage provider to another and the difficulties therein.

In this particular case the difficulties boiled down to:

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In a Post Covid world businesses have gone full-on Hybrid

Covid-19 has obviously changed things dramatically over the last few months. For those who have been affected or have had their families affected it has been the worst experience imaginable. For countries it has pushed economies back decades, with for example the UK economy now being in recession for the first time in 11 years.

For the business world two things have become apparent:
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Coronavirus – Communicate don’t Commute

Remote Working

The Coronavirus COVID-19 has already affected millions of people and although there is still a high degree of uncertainty with regards to how it will continue to evolve it will no doubt continue to have a major effect, not only from a humanitarian viewpoint, but on global economies and on all types of businesses.

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