Setting up a tiered storage solution using cloud storage is an efficient way to manage extended data retention and increase available space on primary storage media. With a tiered storage approach, recent and more active data is backed up to higher performing primary storage, such as a disk library, for faster restores, while infrequently accessed backup data is moved to more cost-efficient cloud storage.
Setting up a tiered storage provides the following benefits:
Expand your primary backup resources by moving archived or deleted data into the cloud storage space.
Decrease costs by moving archived or deleted data to more inexpensive cloud storage.
Restores from cloud storage have little to no noticeable difference for end users.
Disaster recovery (DR) backups can be retained for a longer period of time.
You can set up a tiered cloud storage to organize the data in one of the following ways:
At the dataset level - one or more groups of subclients can be moved to cloud storage based on certain criteria.
For more information, see Setting Up a Tiered Cloud Storage at the Dataset Level.
At the file level - individuals files within a subclient can be moved to cloud storage based on certain criteria.
For more information, see Setting Up a Tiered Cloud Storage at the File Level.
For information on supported cloud storage devices and supported vendors, see Cloud Storage - Support.
For more details on cloud architecture, see Virtualization White Papers.