DATA And Storage Genius needed for this one,
I’ve been tasked with making a projection for CLOUD storage for the next 2-3 years.
Here is what I know today.
on LTO I have 1400TB
CLOUD S3 type 600TB
I can see the dilemma in my head and will try to communicate it clearly.
Part of our legacy video and project assets are on LTO which we started using heavily in 2019 and sending 5 year backlog to tape.
ALL of tape is being pulled back year by year to NAS and we’re moving to CLOUD.
Part of the LTO assets have been moved from tape and are still “online” NOT moved yet to cloud.
Part of what is on NAS is in CLOUD but not on tape because our storage sponsor software went end of life and we didn’t send them to tape while waiting for CLOUD to be stood up.
Part of what is on LTO is on NAS and CLOUD because we had it on tape, brought it back online
Anything pushed to TAPE or CLOUD have been on NAS and tracked through CATDV so we have record of where all copies of any single piece of project data/video lives and where it may have lived prior to where it is currenly accessible.
Our video library has grown extensively by a measurable % since 2019.
Which formula would assist in making the best predictions for future CLOUD needs which would be the balance of LTO coming back online and pushing to cloud..with what is currently online on NAS and excluding what came from LTO and what is on both NAS and CLOUD.
I have an idea of taking a two years near 2019 and finding the % of growth. Pick another year like 2022 and finding the average growth to then multiply out 2x years to get some kind of viable estimate?
Does this sound right?