StarWind Storage Appliance and AcloudA Use Case
Using cloud services is convenient to solve the data growth issue and to implement the 3-2-1 backup plan. But for the latter, specialized hardware and software is needed, which entails extra expenses. A storage platform used together with built-in cloud gateway makes it possible to add public cloud as an additional storage layer without any excess costs. StarWind Storage Appliance uses AcloudA. It is an HDD-like device, which fits into a standard hard disk slot and serves as a cloud gateway. It supports iSCSI and SMB3 protocols and this way can automatically connect to cloud services.