- Background processes of a server process generate numerous files per minute, due to legal requirements those files need to be kept for a number of years. Traditionally those files would be stored on local storage and after a period of time offloaded to tape for safekeeping. With Oracle storage cloud you have the option to directly instruct the process to store the files as objects in the storage cloud. This makes that you do not have to create a local technology stack for storing a large number of files and keep them for a long period of time. You can set an expiration date on files to ensure they are automatically deleted as soon as you are no longer required to keep them.
- A distributed network of devices create files on a regular basis, you are required to collect those files and process them centrally. To be able to store the files locally you traditionally would require all the devices to connect back to a central datacenter. With Oracle storage cloud you can instruct the devices to directly store the files they generate in the storage cloud. Only an internet connection is required for the devices to connect to the Oracle storage cloud, the central processing server can also connect to the Oracle storage cloud to “collect” the files and process them.
- When you are moving from traditional IT setup to a more service and platform like enterprise architecture storing files the traditional way is not the best solution you might envision. Enabling users, developers and administrators to have direct access to fast and reliable object storage can be achieved by providing them access to the Oracle Storage Cloud, this can be done directly or via a hub which provides additional options to provide block storage in the right way to end-users.
- Companies from small to large enterprises do traditionally store large amounts of data, only a portion of this data is accessed on a day to day basis. Some files sit on file storage solutions for years before they are accessed again. Deleting them is often considered not done or it is too complex to estimate the value on which a delete can be based. By using Oracle storage cloud as an extension of your traditional, local, storage solution you can tier your storage. Files that are not accessed regularly can be moved automatically to the Oracle storage cloud. By doing so a large portion of the storage used locally can be reduced. As costs per gigabyte storage on the Oracle storage cloud is relative low in comparison to local storage a cost saving can be made while keeping your historical files.
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