Cloud computing has dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years, due primarily to the cost (capex and opex) and efficiency benefits it delivers to businesses of all sizes. Especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud computing and collaboration tools are getting more popular and gain more users than ever before. (as discussed in a related Forbes post )
This can be attributed, in part, to the cloud’s architecture, which allows SMBs to access cutting-edge technology with minimal upfront investment. Additionally, it provides the flexibility and scalability needed to grow alongside their evolving requirements.
Hybrid cloud is a mix of cloud-based and on-premises data storage environments, allowing for seamless data sharing between the cloud and local servers. This flexibility enables businesses to strategically optimize computing efficiency and cost-effectiveness by freely moving data as required.
With hybrid cloud storage consolidation, all files are securely stored in the cloud, so there’s no need for large investments in storage hardware, backup hardware, and replication licenses. The cloud file server delivers the flexibility and scalability required to grow and change along with business needs. And because files are cached in a local filesystem and accessed over the LAN, the performance issues that plague traditional cloud storage solutions are avoided. As a result, users get the best of both worlds, NAS and cloud – the cost, scalability, and efficiency of the cloud with the performance of a local system.
Additional Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Storage:
Morro Data CloudNAS is a hybrid cloud file server solution that seamlessly combines the benefits of cloud storage with the advantages of on-premises storage, all at an affordable price point. The core hardware component of Morro CloudNAS is a palm-sized CacheDrive, and the beauty of this solution lies in its simplicity. There’s no need for management or device maintenance – all data is automatically and securely stored in the cloud. Thanks to Cache & Sync technology, files are effortlessly cached in the CacheDrive, and background backups occur automatically.
What sets Morro CloudNAS apart is its ability to provide immediate and continuous access to files at LAN speeds, leveraging your standard broadband connection. Moreover, file size limitations are practically nonexistent, determined only by the CacheDrive’s capacity. This means you can easily store and share even large multimedia files across teams, among many office locations, and with external partners and vendors.
With CloudNAS, you can access all files using a drive letter interface, making file access exactly the same as if they were stored locally. And since performance is the same as your local filesystem, your users won’t even realize that their files actually reside in the cloud. You benefit from the security, convenience, scalability, and simplicity of the cloud, at a price the business can afford, while retaining the performance benefits of a local filesystem. And because files are stored in the cloud, you eliminate the potential for data loss from hardware failures and site-wide disasters, local files stored outside the visibility and control of IT, and complicated multi-site storage, replication, and file sharing requirements. It’s a win-win, plain and simple.
Visit www.morrodata.com to learn how a hybrid cloud file server can help you reap the best of both worlds by blending the benefits of cloud storage with those of a local filesystem.