As companies continue to migrate workloads and data to the cloud, they are challenged to manage backup and recovery with less budget and oversight. However, many of today’s backup and archive technologies add to overall costs with onsite storage hardware, additional or upgraded licensing, and deployment of engineers for implementation.
Organizations are looking for simple, cost-effective cloud solutions to aid in the backup and recovery of data. Additionally, because data is often mission-critical, organizations must reduce risk and exposure due to data loss. What’s needed is a new, dependable cloud-based alternative for backup and recovery. One that is easy-to-use and cost-effective, while also providing best-in-class encryption and scalability.
LucidLink Filespaces™ is a cloud-native file system for object storage that enables users to stream data securely and on-demand to any location – regardless of file size or geographic location. With Filespaces, companies write local-backup and archive data directly to the cloud, treating the cloud as if it were local storage. There is never any need to download and synchronize files.
Because data is stored in scalable object storage, it’s instantly available to any device with the LucidLink client installed. Data retrieval is quick and consistent. Filespaces works equally well over LAN and WAN, offers a concurrent streaming architecture, reduced network chatter, and end-to-end encryption (AES-256 in GCM mode) that protects data at rest and in flight. Filespaces is simple to use, requires no additional infrastructure or unique configuration, and is compatible with any cloud (public, private, or hybrid), all major operating systems (Windows, Linux, macOS), and any file type.
This approach moves beyond typical cloud backup systems by transforming object storage into general-use storage, configuring it directly as the backup target, and using it as if it were a local, shared volume. Still, both the clients and data repository can be located anywhere. LucidLink provides secure, high-performance, streaming data access from remote and globally distributed locations.
LucidLink Filespaces is a SaaS solution that eliminates the added layers of expense incurred by additional infrastructure such as storage appliances, cloud gateways, or caching devices – and onsite set-up is not required. Implementation can usually be accomplished remotely via a software interface. Even applications not designed specifically for the cloud immediately can be “cloud-enabled,” so legacy systems are not left behind.
Using LucidLink customers can:
LucidLink’s cloud-based backup provides flexibility, convenience, and unprecedented cost savings. Want to find out more about direct backup to the cloud? Contact us.