There are a number of different options to choose from when it comes to managing and storing your organization’s data. With so many storage solutions available to choose from, it can become difficult to identify which solution best suits your unique needs. Let’s take a look at some of the methods used and see if there is a solution available that can address your unique needs.
Legacy storage is becoming a problem for enterprises since it’s so difficult to rapidly scale out when trying to accommodate exponentially growing data sizes. Legacy methods of storing data, such as tape storage or on-premise storage, are just no longer cutting it in today’s tech landscape.
Tape storage has been used for data archiving for a long time now, but it is quickly losing relevancy. Let’s face it, tape was first used in the 1950s, it’s only a matter of time before tape storage is left behind altogether. One of the biggest challenges associated with archiving and backing up data via tape is the time it takes to restore when you need it. Tape isn’t a “random access” medium either: you literally (like an old cassette) have to “fast forward” through your tape, or collection of tapes, to the specific spot on the tape that has the asset you’re looking for.
Local on-premise storage can also be a challenging way of archiving data in terms of cost and manageability. Servers need to be purchased, operating systems need to be installed, and then they need to be configured. And all of this needs to be done before you can start to see the benefits of your new infrastructure. Once your company’s on-premise storage is configured, the costs don’t end there – now your on-premise storage needs to be maintained by an experienced IT staff.
Not only are the setup and maintenance costs high, but you are also entirely responsible for your physical infrastructure. If a disaster occurs, say a fire, you have to replace that whole infrastructure yourself. It’s easy to see how the costs of on-premise storage can really balloon.
Using a private cloud in conjunction with local on-premise storage is a new response to the pitfalls of legacy methods of storage. Leveraging commodity servers you already own with the scalability of the cloud makes can greatly reduce the cost of ownership on your business, and one solution we recommend is Caringo.
Caringo’s software-defined storage transforms commodity servers into a massively scalable storage solution. Caringo automatically balances the storage within your system and automatically replicates hot content, which ensures rapid delivery. Now, how does this solution address problems associated with transfer speeds? That’s where FileCatalyst comes in! By integrating FileCatalyst’s accelerated file transfer technology, Caringo Swarm is better positioned to ensure a fast, secure and reliable delivery of media files.
If you want to learn more about FileCatalyst and how easy it is to use Caringo Swarm as a destination, join Adrian Herrera, Caringo’s VP of Marketing and Elton Carneiro, FileCatalyst Director—Strategic Partnerships & Cloud Services for our webinar on Using FileCatalyst with Caringo Swarm Thursday, May 11 at 10AM PT/1PM ET. Register now to watch live or on demand.