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What are some options to backup a large amount of data to the cloud?

We're looking for some suggestions to backup on prem data to the cloud.  Our customer currently has about 200Tb of data which is constantly growing at a fast pace.  They are a medical device company so they will need to meet some compliance requirements like 7-10 year retention.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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You can backup to Amazon S3 Glacier.


It cost $0.023 per GB to store data. There is an additional cost for data transfer + retrieval. You can find pricing at


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I used to back up a file server data to Azure. With all of M365 and Azure I believe it is easy enough to work with HIPAA compliance https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/compliance/offerings/offering-hipaa-us   My needs were only about 1Tb though and can't speak to that size.

At one time I was told by MS that it was all compliant. One thing I like about MS is their help is typically done by very knowledgeable people when you need it.
I think you’ll find Backblaze is the cheapest of them all!

We’ve moved all our client data and our data to Backblaze from Amazon based on costs alone!
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In an environment where a HIPAA lawsuit can hit at any time and the attacking lawyers will demand that you prove "best effort", putting any kind of medical records in the "cloud" is a poor decision.


Get your legal department involved in this.  Microsoft exposed the data of thousands of users for years and they're really, really sorry about it.  That won't cut any ice in court.  And it'll happen again and again, because the past shows that it happened again and again.
I think the immediate problem is getting today's data to the cloud provider

Amazon Snowball, Azure Data Box, Backblaze Fireball
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That you to everyone that contributed.  The Dell ECS solution seems like it will be the best fit.  About 95% of the workstations and servers we resell are Dell and this seems to check all of the boxes including compliance.

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