Tiered Storage in Azure
Shrink Your Storage Costs With HubStor.
Microsoft Azure Storage now offers three storage tiers that can be used according to the data you need to store:
- The Azure hot storage tier is optimised for storing active data that is accessed frequently.
- The Azure cool storage tier is best for storing inactive data that is infrequently accessed and stored for at least six months.
- The new Azure archive storage tier (currently in preview) is best for storing cold data that is rarely accessed and possibly stored for years.
The challenge lies in how to take the best advantage of these tiers, both initially as you upload your data, and over time, as your data usage patterns change over time.
By introducing HubStor for Azure into your storage infrastructure, you can automatically and seamlessly manage your storage using the most appropriate tiers according to the data being stored.
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How HubStor works.
HubStor is a flexible, low-cost storage and search SaaS suite designed to leverage the Microsoft Azure platform to meet your business and compliance needs.
Using an on-premises gateway you can seamlessly migrate data from your on-premises storage, automatically determining which Azure tier is used based on policies you define.
Once in the cloud, HubStor’s policy and analytics engine lets you continue to migrate storage between tiers over the lifetime of your data.
You also benefit from near real-time insights about your data, along with search and data management features to facilitate retention and deletion policies, perform eDiscovery, implement legal holds and prevent data leaks.
A chargeback capability means you can apportion costs to different parts of the organisation based on their cloud storage consumption, or simply understand how storage resources in the cloud are being are consumed.
No set up fee
Pay monthly for what you use
No data lock-in
Use existing infrastructure
What makes HubStor different.
Unlike other cloud gateway solutions, you don’t need to move all your file shares to an appliance that manages data movement.
You simply use your existing file servers and NAS solutions and address the data in-place, with HubStor’s Windows-based client syncing the data along with the associated access rights and folder structures into Azure.
There’s no set up fee and you only pay for what you use month-to-month, based on the metered Azure costs of your tenant.
Importantly, HubStor is unique in that it does not lock your data in, neither technically or contractually. You can cancel at any time, and you always have control to export your data.
HubStor has provided Oxford Health with the confidence to grow into the cloud safely, knowing all our Office 365 data is backed up and protected within our Azure tenancy, benefiting from Microsoft’s storage flexibility. The HubStor technology is a stable, feature-rich and easy-to-use cloud backup solution. Oxford Health is now looking at utilising HubStor with its on-premise backups and replacing all current tape backup systems.
HubStor has been a reliable solution, delivering protection of our Office 365 data, and supporting our litigation and GDPR requirements.