Virtual Tape Library is a well-proven and reliable technology allowing to significantly accelerate the backup process increasing the tape backup speed. It enhances the 3-2-1 backup rule with several significant benefits and provides seamless data protection against ransomware attacks.
While leading cloud storage providers deliver cost-effective object storage, such as Amazon S3 and Glacier, Azure Blob Storage, Google Nearline and Coldline, they don’t always provide a straightforward way to deploy and integrate their “cold” storage tier into customer’s existing infrastructure.
Despite many vendors present different solutions for configuring cloud synchronization and managing backups, it is often a challenging task for the IT staff to properly select and deploy the required software or hardware and integrate separate components into a single system.
Additionally, it is hard to find backup solutions with “smart” data de-staging for offloading backups first to faster and more expensive storage tier and then to slower and more cost efficient one.