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Migrating to the Cloud

Written by  JANSON HOAMBRECKER

When it comes to ensuring security for legacy and emerging data storage needs, companies are at a crossroad. Many companies are starting to invest in technologies like cloud to meet their storage demands. In many ways, cloud services have fundamentally changed data protection services (DPS) and disaster recovery for the better. Speed, cost efficiency, and unmatched levels of security have delivered enterprises great control and faster recovery through online-hosted DPS services. However, there remain challenges as vast amounts of data – over the course of what is often decades – has been saved to other forms, formats, and mediums such as tape. For example, for more than 60 years, corporate data has been stored on magnetic tapes. Starting with the UNISERVO tape drive in the UNIVAC I computer in 1951, tape has been a reliable mean for backing up data, and in many cases, disaster recovery plans have centered on retrieving