One of the primary ways for CIOs to address their top strategic priorities: increasing agility, accelerating innovation, strengthening security, and lowering costs, is to move workloads to the cloud. Many businesses already have an infrastructure in place in data centres and remote offices, but they want to use cloud services. 

AWS assists these customers in speeding up the process of their cloud migration by providing hybrid cloud storage services that act as a seamless extension of their on-premises infrastructure in AWS. 

The adoption of cloud computing and migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS) is gaining traction. Many organizations are adopting the hybrid cloud model, in which both on-premises and cloud environments coexist. Nonetheless, some businesses have chosen to keep their data centres for various reasons. This is because the cloud lacks some of the support features they require, and they want to take advantage of the dual environment setup.

Some applications are relatively simple to move to the cloud, while others are more complex as companies evaluate their applications. For performance or compliance reasons, or because they require tight integration with local IT infrastructure, applications may need to remain on-premises. Therefore, many modern businesses are showing interest in hybrid cloud storage solutions that provide on-premises access to data stored in AWS.

What is AWS Storage Gateway?

AWS Storage Gateway is a hybrid cloud storage solution that helps customers overcome these obstacles and connect their on-premises and cloud storage environments. By providing low-latency data access over standard storage protocols, Storage Gateway enables on-premises applications to use cloud storage. 

The cloud provides scalability and industry-leading data protection, durability, availability, security, and performance, while a local cache stores your most recently used data on-premises. Storage Gateway is designed to be simple to deploy, activate, and access for your applications, making it a great first step into the cloud.

AWS Cloud Backup And Data Protection Solutions 

The exponential growth of data around the world has made backup management more complex than ever. Many businesses are now extending backup targets to the cloud as traditional backup methods such as tape libraries and secondary sites become obsolete. While the cloud provides greater scalability to the organization, cloud-enabled backup solutions must consider existing IT investments, recovery goals, and available resources.

AWS (Amazon Web Services) can help with this. With AWS cloud Backup, you can automate and centralize data protection across hybrid workloads and AWS services. AWS Backup is a low-cost, policy-based service that is fully managed, making data protection at scale even easier. 

AWS Backup can also assist you with regulatory compliance and data protection policies. AWS Backup, in conjunction with AWS Organizations, allows you to configure, manage, and govern backup activity across all of your organization’s AWS accounts from a single location and resources, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, while offering a preview for backup and restore of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets.

Benefits Of AWS Backup In Securing Your Cloud Data 

Some of the benefits of AWS backup solutions are as follows:

Manage backups from a central location

Configure backup policies from a single console, simplify backup management, and ensure that all of your AWS services backup and protect your application data. Back up, restore, and set backup retention policies across AWS services using AWS Backup’s central console, APIs, or command-line interface.

Automates Backups 

With AWS Backup’s fully managed, policy-based solution, you can save time and money. AWS Backup automates schedules, retention, and lifecycle management, reducing the need for scripts and manual processes.

By simply tagging your AWS resources, you can apply backup policies to them, making it simple to implement your backup strategy across all of your AWS resources and ensuring that all of your application data is appropriately backed up.

Boosts Backup Adherence

To meet your backup compliance requirements, implement your backup policies, protect your backups from manual deletion, encrypt your backups, prevent changes to your backup lifecycle settings, and audit and report on backup activity from a centralized console. 

Backup policies make it simple to match your backup strategy to your company’s internal or regulatory needs. Your backups are safe with AWS Backup because your data is encrypted in transit and at rest. Compliance audits are made easier with consolidated backup activity logs across AWS services. AWS Backup complies with PCI and ISO standards and is HIPAA-compliant.

Conclusion 

It is impossible to overstate the importance of backing up your data, particularly mission-critical data. As the world of information technology expands, so do security concerns. Maintaining business continuity in growing security threats should always be a top priority. 

To expand your storage infrastructure with AWS, you don’t have to wait weeks or months for tapes, discs, or other IT resources. This ability to scale up and down on demand can help with operational flexibility, innovation, and business agility.