Key Factors When Evaluating A Cloud Storage Migration

Horizon Technology

As an IT manager or storage engineer, you have a lot to consider when deciding whether and how to migrate data into the cloud. Not only must you understand the benefits and potential limitations of cloud storage, you need to know what this means for your existing IT infrastructure. What does decommissioning involve in practice, and how can you undertake it securely?

For many organizations, both large and small, some degree of cloud deployment for storage and compute is increasingly inevitable nowadays. There is just too much data to go around. IDC projects that by 2025 approximately 20 percent of the data produced will be critical to the functioning of everyday life. Data is becoming as important to the global ecosystem as core resources such as oil and electricity.