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Banks Offloading DR to the Cloud
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Greg MacSweeney
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Greg MacSweeney,
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3/27/2014 | 7:24:39 PM
re: Banks Offloading DR to the Cloud
Storage is truly a commodity now, so it makes sense that it is the first to go to cloud.
Anne R Gabriel
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Anne R Gabriel,
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3/26/2014 | 4:08:10 PM
re: Banks Offloading DR to the Cloud
Thanks Jon. I agree on the savings but provisionally with respect to risk. Depending upon where a bank is located, DR is just as essential as other business-critical applications. In the case of the bank highlighted here, I'm inclined to agree.
Jonathan_Camhi
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3/25/2014 | 7:10:28 PM
re: Banks Offloading DR to the Cloud
It's also one of the least risky areas to move to the cloud and one where the capital expenses saved by using the cloud make it very worthwhile.
Anne R Gabriel
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Anne R Gabriel,
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3/25/2014 | 4:18:51 PM
re: Banks Offloading DR to the Cloud
Thanks Nate. It's interesting that storage is often considered the "least exciting" IT topic when it's frequently storage initiatives that drive innovations like, as you point out, moving applications to the cloud.
Nathan Golia
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Nathan Golia,
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3/24/2014 | 8:10:53 PM
re: Banks Offloading DR to the Cloud
Thanks Anne. We see the same trend in insurance. Often companies' first entries into the cloud are due to DR initiatives. Then the other applications follow.


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