Cloud Seeding: Some Practical Methods for Moving Data Between the Enterprise and the Cloud

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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This presentation describes some recent experiments in using commercial cloud storage in conjunction with customer-owned storage. Multiple techniques for data transfer will be discussed, along with functional and performance characteristics of each. Some possible use cases are to provide recoverability of data from site disasters and migration to or from cloud. Service level agreements, the economics of using cloud storage as a data replica and some implementation alternatives will be explored.