Rapid Storage Connect: 4-Wk Imp

SHI International Corp

SHI's Rapid Storage Connect for Azure service enables customers to have multiple choices to backup and recovery data, both on-premises and in the cloud.

Backup software continues to have deeper integrations with cloud storage. Due to lower TCO, consumption-based pay-as-you-go billing, and scalability, cloud storage is a fast-growing and increasingly viable option for backup storage and long term retention. With Rapid Storage Connect, we'll connect on-premise backup software to Azure for the purposes of data backup and retention. Our solution supports Cohesity, Commvault, Rubrik, Veeam, Veritas and many more.

Specific Goals and Objections

  • Review current state of on-prem backup software
  • Review pricing of cloud services, focusing on the monthly cost for storage
  • Design a strategy to back up to the cloud and retain backups in the cloud
  • Configure backup to connect to cloud repository
  • Review backup policies & procedures
  • Perform a test backup and restore
  • Perform an additional 2 hours of knowledge transfer


  • Lower operational costs by tiering to more scalable cloud storage
  • Free up your data center by offloading archive data
  • Encrypt data in flight and at rest to reduce security risks
  • Automate enforcement of policies for long-term archiving
  • Control costs by aligning SLAs with your data management policies
  • Keep pace with rapid data growth requirements


  • Architecture diagram
  • Cloud environment setup
  • Backup configuration summary
  • Future backup options to enhance cloud backup
  • Other pertinent notes identified by implementation engineer


  • Estimated price provided is based on standard deployment scope. Customer requirements such as number of backup policies, number of backup targets, etc. could increase scope and price.
  • Actual estimates for timeline and costs are dependent on the scope of the engagement.
  • Azure subscriptions and third party software are not included and must be provided by the client.