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Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley

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Chapter 6. Putting all the pieces together

Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 discussed how the Microsoft hybrid cloud storage (HCS) solution protects data, provides disaster recovery (DR) protection, manages storage capacity, and archives data. This chapter explains how it does all of this by leveraging fingerprints as data objects that are accessed directly on Windows Azure Storage and on-premises.

It’s important to have realistic performance expectations for enterprise storage and the Microsoft HCS solution is no exception. Its scale-across architecture delivers excellent performance while accommodating the enormously high latencies that cloud data transfers have. But, like all other storage solutions, it has strengths and weaknesses that ...

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