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Data Center Managers Must Adopt a DIY Attitude When Building a Hybrid Cloud Storage Environment

Published: 17 October 2014

ID: G00270787

Analyst(s): Gene Ruth

Summary

Data center managers looking to adopt cloud-integrated storage and establish a hybrid cloud storage environment will find that no single vendor can meet their requirements. As a result, they must take a do-it-yourself approach, in particular, around CIS implementation, data management and security.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • CIS infrastructure is offered as a collection of products from a loosely coupled vendor environment, making implementation a difficult, involved task
  • CIS lacks data management support, inhibiting the implementation of a fully integrated hybrid cloud storage solution
  • Security policy enforcement and monitoring tools cannot easily support both the on-premises and cloud environments, increasing the potential for security breaches

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