Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cloud Security – Implementing a Secure Cloud Backup Case Study

Secure cloud backup is a scenario which increasingly gains traction. It allows organizations to implement an off-site backup while maintaining costs at a minimum. In this blog post I would like to focus on a specific use case of secure cloud backup. The system we describe is comprised of an on-premise replication server, Porticor Cloud Security, and Amazon S3 as the final backup destination, all integrated by one of our fine cloud integrators.

Secure Cloud Backup – The Business Need
In this use case, an enterprise organization was struggling with an inefficient and costly offsite backup infrastructure that was meant to manage an incrementally expanding database.  An offsite server farm was costly to operate and maintain and the tape backup and recovery methods used were time consuming. Furthermore, the company failed to meet regulatory requirements with regard to data availability. To eliminate the complexity and cost associated with this backup methodology, one of our integrators, Emind Systems implemented an onsite dedicated server which mirrored directories and volumes on the local network and replicated data to an Amazon Web Services S3. But a critical requirement was cloud data security and encryption; this is wherePorticor comes in. Complete story by Gilad Parann-Nissany is viewed here. 

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