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Hybrid cloud vs. multi-cloud storage: Choose wisely

Submitted by on January 12, 2019 – 2:27 amNo Comment

It’s a critical question facing a growing number of storage managers: hybrid cloud or multi-cloud storage? In the hybrid cloud vs. multi-cloud showdown, which technology is the best choice? The answer, not surprisingly, depends on the organization and its particular needs. Hybrid cloud storage and multi-cloud storage are terms that are often used interchangeably, but there are distinct differences between the two.

Hybrid Cloud

Any type of cloud storage has certain common characteristics, such as optimized storage resource consumption, dynamic storage provisioning, high availability, automatic storage balancing and dynamic storage cluster capacity extension, said Gaurav Yadav, founding engineer at Hedvig, a distributed storage platform provider. “To keep things simple, we define hybrid cloud as storage spread across at least one on-premises data center, as well as at least one public cloud,” he said. “Multi-cloud is spread across more than one public cloud vendor, so enterprises can pick any public cloud for the storage requirement and move data across these cloud vendors when needed.”

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