The Silicon Review
Cloud data security is vital, as you will want to be sure that your data is safe while stored in the cloud. A number of high-profile hacking cases mean that this issue is topical for many business owners, but the reality is that your data is much safer in the cloud, and security is an extremely high priority for all cloud storage services. With cloud storage your data is backed up to the cloud rather than stored on-site or nearby. Some businesses are still backing up to tapes, or storing their data backups on-site or at a nearby off-site location. If there is a local disaster, then this could result in both backups being lost. Cloud security prevents this issue, as the data is stored in remote locations, protecting your business from the threat of data loss. As organizations generate volumes of business data across clouds, they must efficiently protect it as it scales. Clumio’s cloud data platform architecture was designed with this in mind, bringing the cloud values of scalability, integrated support, economics, and faster access to innovation.
Cloud Scale with Direct S3 Access
Clumio was architected to capitalize on the benefits of the cloud for data protection. For example, Clumio leverages cloud scale by having direct access to S3. Other data protection solutions process data flows into the platform with EC2 resulting in bottlenecks. Clumio avoids the bottleneck problem by transporting data directly into highly scalable and durable object storage.
Microservices Accelerate Performance
Building a cloud-native backup application requires architecting a platform on containers and serverless Lambda functions. Clumio simplifies this by breaking an application into microservices, orchestrating them into a workflow. By doing this, Clumio leverages significant AWS compute resources, activating these functions in parallel and completing processing more rapidly.
Control Plane and Data Plane Separation Drive Scale: The control plane and the data plane are separated to deliver scale, performance, and multi-cloud functionality. This separation eliminates data processing from interfering with data movement to or from the cloud. As data is dispersed across clouds, backups will be stored within the same cloud where production data resides. The result is faster data movement, elimination of egress costs, and reduced management complexity.
Optimized for Secure Backup and Rapid Recovery
Clumio facilitates efficient backups for cloud distributed environments in several ways. The platform leverages cloud scale by transporting data directly into highly scalable and durable object storage. Data processing such as file indexing and data verification are done completely in the cloud, leveraging the resources of the cloud. The platform employs incremental forever backups, so only changed blocks are read from data sources. Organizations can eliminate time and resources for sizing, deploying, metering charges, or maintaining infrastructure.
Rapid recovery enables fast operational restores from cloud storage. By intelligently reverting just the changed blocks, full object recovery is optimized to either meet or minimize RTOs. Clumio’s powerful search capabilities enable granular, file-level restores so IT admins can search for a specific object. The architecture leverages scale-out serverless compute power in the cloud, to rehydrate backup images quickly, for faster operational recovery of all workloads.
Backup Visibility without Daily Management
IT teams can manage distributed cloud environments with hundreds to thousands of accounts, from a single user interface. Global policies can be used to configure different sources and applied to volumes of accounts. To maintain visibility, Clumio provides scheduled reports with consolidated views of backups and policy enforcement. IT teams also receive proactive alerts when something needs immediate attention.
Clumio’s RESTful APIs automate administrative tasks so that operations teams can focus on other business-critical initiatives. This also means that as new workloads are deployed, they are automatically included in policy criteria. Account-level operations are automated, reducing administrative time and manual processes.
Meet the leader behind the success of Clumio
Poojan Kumar is the CEO and Co-founder at Clumio. Poojan brings 18 years of experience in cloud computing and storage and is known for seeing an opportunity for change, innovating and capitalizing on it. Poojan founded and built PernixData that was acquired by Nutanix in 2016, he then served as Vice President of Engineering and Products. Earlier in his career, he was Head of Data Products at VMware and founder at Oracle Exadata.