Maz from our team at Scality has been working on a simple guide explaining how to use Zenko and Orbit to replicate data between Microsoft Azure Blob storage and Amazon S3.
This is a very important milestone for us as it shows how easy it is to just create an account and login into the Zenko management portal, create a Zenko sandbox and start replicating data between 2 completely different public clouds replication wizard, no command line required. – Giorgio Regni
Why is this news worthy?
It is all about data durability and availability!
Replicating your data across different providers is a great way to increase its protection and guarantee that your data will always be available, even in the case of a catastrophic failure:
- In terms of durability, we now have two independent services each of which has a durability of eleven 9’s. By storing data across both clouds, we can increase our data durability to “22 9’s” that makes a data loss event a statistically negligible probability.
- We can also take advantage of immutability through object versioning in one or more of the cloud services, for even greater protection. We have also gained disaster recovery (D/R) protection, meaning the data is protected in the event of a total site disaster or loss.
- In terms of data availability, what are the chances that two cloud regions in one service (for example, AWS US East and AWS US West) are unavailable at the same time? Stretching this further, what are the chances that two INDEPENDENT cloud services such as AWS S3 and Azure Blob Storage are unavailable at the same time?
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