Worried about securing data in the cloud? You’re not alone. To ease your mind, cloud services based on NetApp technology encrypt data in flight and at rest to comply with FIPS 140-2 regulations. As a result, they’re suitable for sensitive data, such as credit card information, and demanding use cases, including government and financial services.
When it comes to latency, choosing the right workloads fit for the cloud are key. Meridian aids in this process with expertise in right-sizing your on-premises storage to meet the needs of your most critical and actively used data. We are well-versed in helping companies achieve this—allowing you to down-size your on-premises storage system to hold only the hottest data. This enables you to benefit from the flexibility and low administration of the cloud for your lower-priority workloads.
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Initial use cases for the cloud have been for Disaster Recovery environments. Meridian IT can show you how to use NetApp SnapMirror to replicate data into the cloud to enable resiliency for your business. SnapMirror is proven and has been an essential interface and foundational to NetApp on-premises solutions for years. If you’re a NetApp user already, you’ll recognize the interface, as it’s been part of NetApp storage solutions for years.
Location specific workloads, specifically remote offices can be ideal for the cloud. We frequently architect NetApp’s cloud data services solutions to store Windows file share data making it accessible from each remote locations. In fact, we’re seeing this scenario come up often, so we’ve developed a caching device for remote offices indifferent to the underlying storage platform, allowing you to move fast on this opportunity.
NetApp is leading the way in integration with key cloud services providers, making it one of the only vendors offering native tools for replication to the cloud. Since this capability allows you to avoid deploying extra software, it can save you money and limit the number of potential points of failure. Meridian IT can help you use NetApp’s snapshot capability to enable extremely fast backup and restore —you could restore multiple TBs of data in just a couple of seconds. With the single file restore feature, you can snapshot specific volumes eliminating the need to restore them from scratch in the event of a disaster. These capabilities combined help you achieve unprecedented service continuity.
Let Meridian assist you in developing your hybrid cloud strategy leveraging NetApp’s cloud data services. They are designed for easy scalability, so you can start small and grow the environment instantly without the pain of purchasing, installing or maintaining hardware.
Whatever your plans for cloud, get in touch with Meridian IT today to decrease risk, minimize costs and optimize outcomes.