by George Crump
Most data protection solutions use the public cloud as a digital dumping ground to lower the cost of on-premises data protection infrastructure. To save costs, vendors often store the backup data set in a low-cost object store like Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3). When storing the protected set, these vendors usually store data in a proprietary format, which reduces accessibility and reusability. To advance the state of cloud data protection, vendors need to focus on providing instant access both for recovery of workloads and reusability for other use cases.