Date Added: Dec 2010
IT managers today face enormous challenges because of massive file growth. Files are clogging up SANs and making backup difficult. The new cloud storage trend promises scalability, reliability, and offsite storage, but many organizations don't know if cloud storage can solve their problems - or how, exactly, they can take advantage of the cloud. In this paper the authors explore the answers to these questions, demonstrating the benefits of virtualized cloud storage. They describe the key features of this technology and detail one use case in which a firm looking to add 5 TB of protected storage can save 90% relative to current solutions. Companies can now ease the burden of unchecked file growth, and save money, through secure, virtualized cloud storage.