Good day peeps,
I would like to discuss immutable storage and the need of off-prem 3rd copy :)
Having immutable storage with both primary and secondary copies in on-prem storage is well and good from a perspective of faster restores. But they are still on-prem. So there is connectivity, own DC’s, thus meaning that if I have access - someone else can have access. Would that be a hack at software level or access gained inside the DC physically, or some disasters to our own DC’s.
We could help manage connectivity aspect with air-gapping that CV has described with it’s workflows or scripts, other set back of that is that copy could take few or more hours to finish, depeding on size of the data.. If you are doing such air-gapped copy daily - you are frequently open. If you are doing such copy 1 a week - you are open for long period of time if your data to copy is not small.
From all of the above, 3rd copy seems quite needful?
What would you think the best setup would be for 3rd copy to off-prem cloud?
Have on-prem MA to backup to cloud? Get another MA in cloud for restores?
What would be your preferences? What advantages Commvault’s mettalic cloud has against AWS, Azure, etc?