Using PoINT Storage Manager with Microsoft Azure
Inactive and unstructured data can be automatically and transparently archived from Windows Servers, EMC VNX, EMC Isilon, NetApp FAS, or any CIFS or NFS file system, and data can be replicated to up to four separate Azure Blobs for superior levels of data security, data availability, and disaster recovery.
Archiving data to Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage allows organizations to reduce the number of Primary storage systems in the IT infrastructure, which in turn lowers ongoing equipment and support costs, and power and cooling requirements. Reducing the amount of inactive data also addresses the problem of shrinking backup windows, which is the inability to complete data backup jobs in an available time window.
Combining the low cost per TB and ease of deployment of Microsoft Azure Cloud storage with other major capabilities of PoINT Storage Manager, such as WORM file system, retention management, audit logging, authentication, and encryption in-transit and at-rest makes this a robust archiving solution for organizations of any size, especially when regulatory compliance is a requirement.