Is Enterprise Cloud Backup at Economy Prices for Real?

There was plenty of chatter last week following Amazon’s introduction of their new cloud data archival service, Glacier. No wonder. In Silicon Valley we spend a lot of time sorting through “bright shiny object” technologies, but in the end it’s frequently about value, and $.01/GB/month sounds pretty good. If you’re looking for consumer grade storage with somewhat relaxed retrieval times and security requirements Glacier’s hard to beat for infrequently accessed data.But companies with enterprise-class backup and restore requirements don’t have hours to access their data, they have seconds. Maybe they’re looking for a disaster recovery solution that takes advantage of cloud resources. For enterprise-class customers considering cloud solutions for their data protection, one of the first questions to ask is, “How easily can we recover our data?”