Storage and back-up gets flexible

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The cloud has transformed the storage and business continuity market, but there are still problems and pitfalls to be avoided. Ian Campbell reports

The market for storage and back-up solutions has shifted dramatically in the last five years, and like every other aspect of business technology it’s mostly down to the cloud. The same attributes that persuaded organisations to move applications and compute power off-premise and on to hyperscale platforms are driving the change — you get quick and easy scalability, subscription cost models where you only pay for what you use, and a whole new set of “as-a-service” offerings around storage, disaster recovery and business continuity.

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