Multicloud Storage for Dummies

Five short chapters that explore storage

Published September 2017

Most companies would love to move enterprise applications to the public cloud and cut the costs, complexities, and limitations of current infrastructure.

Major public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud have done well in enabling web, mobile, and content applications in the cloud. These are cloud‐native applications designed to use cloud “object” storage.

However, enterprise applications typically require “block” storage. Although native cloud block storage exists, it has several shortcomings, particularly around reliability, durability, and lack of data mobility. So, enterprise applications have largely stayed on‐premises or in private clouds.

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