As cloud fees continue to fall, there are fewer excuses not to replicate
Cost is always a concern when it comes to information technology. IT isn’t typically the core of what any business does, but it’s the infrastructure that allows a business to function and grow.
Any time IT services can happen faster and cheaper, executives need to pay attention.
And now is that time.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) reduced its rates across the board by 26-83% for moving data between cloud regions, effective February 11. AWS will continue to lower rates as more companies use its service, as its technology improves, and as competition heightens.
Gigaom’s Barb Darrow wrote this about the moves2:
Amazon makes a habit of rolling out new features fast and furiously and then slicing prices3; it looks like that trend will continue. What’s different this year is that more companies are offering cloud infrastructure that will compete with AWS for business workloads, although none of the rivals – with the possible exception of Google Compute Engine4 – are expected to come close to Amazon’s overall scale and capacity any time soon.
Our take is that there’s no longer any reason you shouldn’t be replicating data. Replicating between different cloud regions, cloud providers, or a hybrid with on-premises resources can lead to a strong disaster recovery setup, good business continuity, continuous operations, and more. Cost won’t be a factor now or in the future, and it’s already simple to use software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) products and services, including Ilesfay’s ZoneSync.
ZoneSync leverages Ilesfay’s patented technologies to seamlessly synchronize large amounts of persistent data between cloud regions within the same cloud provider or between different cloud providers entirely. With ZoneSync, files can be quickly replicated from one cloud region or provider to another as a manually triggered push or synchronized on a recurring schedule. Simply configuring connection parameters for two or more cloud storage locations with the easy to use web-based interface is all it takes to get started5.
Synchronize your data now and you’ll continue to benefit in the long run.
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Cincinnati | February 13, 2013 | Chris McLennan