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Elastic Cloud Backup Engines Dictate the Success of Backup to the Cloud

Published: 31 January 2018

ID: G00349451

Analyst(s): Pushan Rinnen


Cloud backup is not just replacing tape with public cloud storage. Only a backup engine designed for elastic cloud compute offers transformational benefits. I&O leaders should aim for much faster recovery and nondisruptive full backup processing when designing a hybrid cloud backup infrastructure.

Table Of Contents


  • Elastic Cloud Backup Defined
  • Elastic Cloud Backup Engines Can Enable Agile Disaster Recovery
  • Elastic Cloud Backup Engines May Also Be Designed to Create Infrequent Full Backups for Long-Term Retention
  • Elastic Cloud Backup Engines Can Ensure Backup Recoverability
  • Elastic Cloud Backup Engines Can Enable New Development or Event-Driven Analytics Based on Backup Data

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