As a result of growing digitization of business models and processes, CIOs and IT decision-makers are compelled to seek new sourcing models and infrastructure concepts. The Public Cloud plays a major role in this context. In the digital age, the significance of data management takes on a new dimension. Data have certain inertia and, hence need to be assigned to different classes so that they comply with regulations, legal requirements, technical limitations and individual safety classes. This so-called „Data Gravity“ impacts the mobility of data. New storage concepts are needed to process these hard-to-move data out-side of one‘s own IT infrastructure without loss of control. Hybrid and multi-cloud storage architectures provide implementation strategies and robust usage scenarios that are aligned with the new requirements. Within these architecture concepts, the data are located in a company-controlled area and the data owner is the only person who determines which parts are to be stored in the public cloud. Accordingly, all benefits of public cloud infrastructures can be utilized without losing control of one‘s data, while fulfilling the necessary compliance guidelines and legal requirements.
In the strategy paper “How to resist Data Gravity”, Crisp Research analyses and explains the connection between “data gravity” and the public cloud and illustrates new ways to reduce the impact.
The strategy paper can be downloaded free of charge under “How to resist Data Gravity“.