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Why Local Storage Is Still Essential for Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

April 26, 2018

Local storage may not be as trendy as cloud storage, but it remains a crucial part of most BaaS and DRaaS offerings.

In our current “cloud-native” age, local storage can seem unnecessary or even backward. Given that cloud storage has become so scalable, agile and inexpensive, you may wonder why anyone would still rely on local storage. In reality, however, local storage remains very valuable for certain types of workloads. Data backup and disaster recovery are among them.

Although local storage may not be the only type of storage solution that supports data backup or disaster recovery services, it should be one component. For data backup and disaster recovery, local storage delivers benefits that cloud storage alone just can’t provide.

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