What is a Hybrid Cloud


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What is a Hybrid Cloud?

The hybrid cloud approach involves third-party public cloud services, where your information is backed up or replicated between a TeraStation Network Storage device and an offsite public cloud solution provider, like Dropbox, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft OneDrive and Amazon S3.  The TeraStation 3020, 5010 NAS devices integrate with all of these cloud platforms. TeraStation 6000 integrates with Dropbox, Microsoft Azure and OneDrive. Amazon S3 coming soon.



Our TeraStation™ WS5020 IoT Series, which is powered by Windows® Server IoT and provides seamless integration with Windows® systems, is another solution that helps users backup, secure, and conveniently access information. This device integrates with any Windows supported cloud service.

Implement a hybrid cloud backup strategy for added protection and cost savings

Many businesses are implementing hybrid cloud solutions that draw from the best of both worlds—public and private cloud. The hybrid cloud approach integrates third-party public cloud services with your existing NAS environment. Finding the right balance between the two can help you optimize costs, security, and control.

Add an extra layer of security for your data

You will be able to keep your local data more secure when it is moved from the public cloud to your on-premise storage. We recommend that you keep your most sensitive data local by storing it on your on-premise storage and only move your less sensitive data to the public cloud.

You determine what that right mix looks like, depending on business requirements. For example, with a hybrid cloud solution you could routinely back up your data all day on your NAS device at no cost, and then at the end of the day, make one large data update to your cloud account. Or, if you start running out of space on your cloud account and don’t want to purchase more, you can always prioritize what data stays on your NAS (sensitive data) versus what you put into the cloud (less sensitive data). This is flexibility that you currently don’t get with one or the other.

What’s important is that you work with a provider who understands your business and can help you plan for and implement the right hybrid strategy. Our different TeraStation solutions are ideally positioned to help you take advantage of both public and private cloud benefits. 

*80 percent of the 400 IT decision-makers who participated in IDC’s 2018 Cloud and AI Adoption Survey said their organization has migrated either applications or data that were primarily part of a public cloud environment to an on-premises or private cloud solution in the last year.

Find your right mix hybrid backup strategy

In addition to flexible and proven product offerings, Buffalo’s expert technicians are on hand 24/7 in North America to help advise you on the right hybrid cloud backup strategy—one that effectively protects your information and makes good business sense. Want to explore other options? Learn about  the private cloud solution here:

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*Statistic provided by IDC                         

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