Extending On-Premises Network-Attached Storage to Google Cloud Storage with Komprise

A Komprise Solution Brief

Published April 2019


The classic network-attached storage (NAS) device has been a cornerstone of the data center for over 20 years. These hardware platforms are well understood but can be an expensive tier of storage for seldom-accessed data. Enterprise NAS devices are typically refreshed at three- to five-year intervals, and the migration of large amounts of data can be complex and risky. At the same time, the majority of this data has become inactive or cold and has not been accessed in over a year or more. In some cases, moving this cold data to Cloud Storage can reduce storage costs by as much as 70 percent.

Additionally, many organizations want to keep a copy of their data in the cloud for redundancy and disaster recovery (DR) purposes. This approach can be a simple and inexpensive way to protect data that is not mission-critical.

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