Organizations no longer discuss if they will use the cloud. Rather, they may determine how many clouds they will use. As they do, many will minimally use cloud storage as a target for their backup data for disaster recovery and long-term archiving needs. Cloud storage affords them access to a virtually unlimited pool of storage capacity for their backup data. This eliminates the effort, overhead, and cost of implementing and managing on-premises storage.
Further, enterprise backup solutions make implementing and adopting cloud storage from multiple providers almost a wizard-like experience. This paper reviews a wide range of cloud storage options and discusses best practices and important considerations.