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This article is part of the February 2013 Vol. 11 No. 12 issue of SearchStorage's best data storage products of 2012
Providing and managing ROBO storage can be a challenge, but a hybrid approach using a combination of local and cloud-based storage may be the best solution. Storage managers know that providing great data storage services to remote or branch offices (ROBOs) isn't simply a matter of replicating a single, small office solution or extending data center storage to each ROBO with a WAN. But some vendors still insist that their traditional storage and data protection products can easily extend to cover ROBO needs, perhaps with just a few add-ons, a third-party product or two, and a bit of custom scripting. What they don't mention is how quickly costs can climb, how tough management can be, and what to do with users who aren't happy about compromising performance, accessibility or protection. But there is hope. At Taneja Group, we've seen a couple of key trends that bode well for ROBO storage. First, cloud-based and cloud-enabled services are providing new opportunities to rethink and redesign storage services for distributed and mobile use cases. ROBOs are by ... Access >>>
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