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Cloud Volumes: How Important Is a Multicloud Service?


It turns out, very!

It should be no secret that adopting a cloud strategy as a means to improve IT efficiency, streamline application delivery, or reduce overall costs has been an important focus for enterprises these past few years. In fact, a recent survey by 451 Research showed that over 65% of their respondents were considering either moving more than half of their application portfolios to the cloud, or modernizing them for the cloud, in the next 12 to 24 months. 

Although most hyperscale  cloud providers have tried to lure all of an enterprise’s cloud footprint with complex service portfolios, the reality is that enterprises are choosing more than one cloud provider in their quest to modernize their infrastructure and applications. Top drivers for this multicloud approach include the freedom to choose providers and avoid lock-in, as well as lower cost, improved performance, and ease of management (see illustration below, by 451 Research).


The same multicloud message was echoed at AWS re:Invent 2018, where a Kentik survey of a pool of attendees at the conference showed that 97% actively used AWS (not surprising given the venue) and over one third (35%) of the pool also used Azure. In addition , almost a quarter of the respondents (24%) used Google Cloud Platform (see illustration below, by Kentik).


The reality in this cloud world is that “multicloud” is not a marketing pitch, but instead a clear consumption model for cloud services!

HPE Cloud Volumes: An Enterprise-Grade, Multicloud Storage-as-a-Service Offering

With HPE Cloud Volumes, you get a simple-to-use, enterprise-grade, multicloud storage-as-a service offering for running your applications in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft® Azure. Designed for easy data mobility, Cloud Volumes allows you to freely move data between on premises environments and public clouds, without costly fees.

A feature-rich service, HPE Cloud Volumes includes:

  • Multicloud s upport (AWS and Azure)
  • Instant snapshots
  • Instant clones
  • 256-bit volume encryption
  • Replication between cloud and datacenter
  • Data mobility between clouds
  • Rich integration with all modern container orchestrators

Need to move your application data to Azure? Done. Need to move it back on premises? How about cloning it from Azure to AWS, since your enterprise DevOps  environment is in AWS, not on premises or in Azure? Done and Done.

Want to see it in action? Check out the following videos, showcasing the seamless migration of applications to the cloud and between clouds, as well as our HPE Nimble Storage Docker Volume Plugin for Cloud Volumes. HPE Cloud Volumes is designed to meet all of your multicloud strategy needs, including backup, disaster recovery, and DevOps, in either a native cloud or a hybrid cloud design.

Demo videos

SQL Server Data Replication to Azure using HPE Cloud Volumes: On-Screen Demonstration Note: to watch full screen, either click the link to YouTube or use the embedded player to watch full screen.


Containerized Workload Mobility Using HPE Cloud Volumes

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