IT organizations today need to be savvy when it comes to spending, and the shift from on-premises storage to cloud-based storage is just one example of how data storage providers can deliver the same level of service, but at a reduced cost. Providers of services like cloud backup know that businesses are always looking for ways to keep costs down, particularly when it comes to cloud storage.
Tiered storage offerings today are designed to align with business needs—from the most critical of data to “Let’s just keep it in case we need it someday” data, and everything in between. These offerings seem to meet specific needs for cloud-based storage, but at a cost that lines up with the value perceived of the data being stored.
So, when looking at cold storage, is cold storage just cheap storage?