Cloud Tiering: Storage-Based vs. Gateways vs. File-Based

Cloud tiering and archiving can offer significant cost savings, a path to the cloud, and a zero-disruption solution that leverages existing investments. But, not all cloud tiering and archiving solutions are the same. You may end up paying more in cloud egress and storage licensing costs by picking the wrong strategy.

This paper will compare three alternatives to move file data to the cloud:

1. Built-in storage cloud tiering (aka “pool” solutions)
2. Cloud storage gateways
3. File-level cloud tiering