I am working on 4 further Computer Weekly storage features, to be published in early 2021.
The topics are listed below.
As each article has slightly different requirements please contact me if you have relevant expertise in the topic. I can then share questions or request supporting information, such as case studies or white papers, as appropriate.
The topics are:
Disaster recovery in the cloud
The cloud makes it much easier for businesses to “fail over” to a remote location. What are the general and specific requirements of cloud DR, its advantages, and how does it compare to in-house disaster recovery?
Big 3 cloud DR services
What are the key DR services offered by the main cloud providers (AWS, Azure, and Google)? The piece will cover capabilities, services, costs, locations, on-premises offerings and any other elements relevant to using cloud infrastructure for disaster recovery.
Cloud file storage from AWS, Azure and GCP
This piece is a recap for 2021 of the main file services available in the big three public clouds. This will include storage types (file and object), use cases, and any premium offerings. This could extend to vendor-specific hardware, integration with on-premises hardware, or additional services such as DR or archiving.
Kubernetes and containers are gaining ground in the enterprise, as an alternative to virtualisation. However this poses some questions around backup. VM backup is well understood by IT infrastructure teams, but containers are still new to some. What is the best practice for backing up Kubernetes, which methods can businesses adopt, and which vendors support this market?
The deadline for initial contact and pitches is 1200 GMT on Friday 11th December. This is to allow time to request additional information and to set up interviews. Please contact me by email initially.