What’s your strategy to support your data in the cloud? The system or systems you purchased or inherited years ago are probably not appropriate for the modern data protection needs of your organization. This checklist for Cloud Data Management Solutions will help you when researching data protection solutions that support files, applications, database and hypervisors, plus both public and private clouds.
What areas of data management does this solution support?
|Data Recovery||Disaster Recovery|
|View of on-premises and cloud data||GDPR readiness|
|Automating data policies||Ransomware recovery options|
Understanding depth of cloud support
· Elastic Compute Cloud
· Relational Database Service
· Simple Storage Service
· Azure Virtual Machines
· Azure SQL Database
· Azure Blob Storage (hot and cool and archive)
· Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage (OCI)
· Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage (S3)
· Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage Classic (OCIC)
What are the data migration capabilities?
|Move data to the cloud||Orchestration from provisioning to validation|
|Move data from the cloud||Native cloud integrations|
|Move data across cloud storage||Automated data archiving|
|Capable of compression, deduplication and encryption||Automaton to define process flows|
|Manage data across on-premises data centers, public and private clouds||Extend on-premises service level agreements for polices to cloud|
|GDPR readiness: detection of personal data for proactive data cleanup and data subject requests||Apply consistent management policies as new data enters the environment|
How does the data management platform support data use?
|Users can discover and recover data across hybrid locations||Single search for data across on-premises and cloud storage|
|Access data without restoring – use data directly from cloud repository||Quickly create new dev / test environments in the cloud using replicated data|
How does the data management solution support disaster recovery?
|Manage disaster recovery across on-prem., public and private cloud||Recover data and applications directly in the cloud or across platforms (physical, virtual, cloud)|
|Automated disaster recovery workflows with tested cloud management polices||Multiple recovery time objectives (RTO and recovery point objectives (RPO)|
The checklist above should be used as a starting point to understand how your organization should review its data /application protection and recovery strategy. You should also engage with a partner that understands this guideline and has many years of experience implementing data protection strategies.
SIS Storage and Data Services Capabilities
SIS understands how critical your data is to you. SIS’ Storage and Data Services practice works with your team to help build Storage and Data Services solutions to meet internal service level objectives or external published service level agreements regardless of your company’s size.
With over 100 years of combined storage experience and thousands of successful engagements, SIS consultants will assist you with discovering and highlighting risks or gaps within your environment. SIS can help your team build a strategy, develop SLA, RPO and RTO goals, or educate your team on market trends and technology offerings without all the manufacturer marketing hype