A few questions about using AWS S3...
I understand that doing a full recovery of a server isn't practical, but the way I understand it, we should be able to do a file or directory level recovery by running Veeam B&R on an instance in our VPC, and make it available there, or download it to a local resource.
If our goal is off-site storage in the event of a disaster, our main risk is the restore of ALL the data, but AWS would give us the Off-Site protection, and access to critical files immediately...
I saw a comment about data loss on AWS - They state 11 9's of availability. Can you provide a link that shows where users lost data on AWS?
Regarding the comment about picking up the phone for a restore, we're using a MSP for our AWS resources and paying for Amazon support. So far they have been very responsive for other needs (GovCloud is a PITA
Currently, the AWS gateway appliance is not available to my sites since we have our VPC/S3 in GovCloud. If we were to use V8, wouldn't all the benefits of WAN optimization be addressed anyway?
Lastly - are you aware of any CloudConnect partners that are capable of managing ITAR related data - this basically means that only USA citizens can access our data, which includes the hardware and software that runs the systems.
We are currently evaluating how we are going to store our data off-site, and we HATE tapes and USB drives.
Thanks in advance!