Disk-to-disk-to-cloud is a hybrid data storage strategy. It combines on-premises data storage with cloud storage. Information is initially saved to a local storage device, backed up, and synced to cloud storage.
How disk-to-disk-to-cloud works:
- Disk-to-disk. The first step is to back up data from its primary storage to a secondary disk-based storage system. This step ensures rapid backup and recovery. Accessing information from the disk is faster than doing it from cloud storage.
- Disk-to-cloud. Once the information is on a secondary disk, it’s backed to the cloud. It’s an additional layer of data protection. The information is safe in case of hardware failures and natural disasters.
Benefits of disk-to-disk-to-cloud:
- Speed and efficiency. Fast backup and recovery speeds from the local disk storage.
- Data redundancy. Multiple copies of data in different systems protect it against damage and enable remote access.
- Scalability. Cloud storage can easily accommodate growing data volumes.
- Cost-effectiveness. Disk storage provides quick access at a lower cost for short-term needs, while cloud storage offers long-term, scalable solutions.