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ClearSky Data to Provide Enterprises with Limitless Data Scalability, Protection and Access Available on Platform Equinix

ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a service, and Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, today announced a partnership to expand the delivery of ClearSky's market-leading, high-performance data management and storage services on Platform Equinix. Together, the ClearSky and Equinix services provide enterprises access to their data wherever it's located, with comprehensive, built-in data protection.

Enterprises embracing today's digital transformation initiatives are challenged to manage explosive data growth, minimize infrastructure and adopt cloud strategies. The unique combination of ClearSky's edge-based service and Equinix's global footprint creates a hybrid data fabric and network that empowers companies to solve their complex data management challenges and derive more value from their data. Specifically, enterprises gain access to on-demand storage with built-in backup and DR, unlimited capacity and no egress fees while also accelerating any cloud, multi-cloud or edge computing deployment.  

"[Equinix] is aggressively moving beyond basic colocation to leverage growth in interconnection as well as enterprise and virtualized services," writes Hugh Ujhazy, Associate Vice President at IDC, in IDC Market note: Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric: Friend or Foe? "It will also focus on growing its share of the enterprise sector over the next few years."

 

Datrium Introduces CloudShift to Transform DR Simplicity and Reliability

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Datrium, the leader in Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, today announced Datrium CloudShift, the first SaaS-based DR orchestration service for VMware to combine radically simple operation, low recovery point objectives (RPO), low AWS cloud cost, and end-to-end readiness assurance. The combination of Datrium's single data stack design, which is inclusive of both primary and backup data, together with its SaaS platform for hybrid clouds, ensures enterprises can finally handle the challenge plaguing most real or tested disaster recovery (DR) events: predictable success. Datrium will demonstrate CloudShift at the VMworld 2018 U.S., Aug. 26-30, Booth #1350. 

Enterprises are continually seeking new economic models for IT practices, including public cloud leverage. However, due to data volume constraints created by on-premises to cloud communications, few large organizations embrace cloud-based DR due to bandwidth/latency limitations or costs. This is especially the case when using primary infrastructure replication. While modern backup products claim reduced bandwidth and cloud DR storage costs, backups are intrusive, and their restore points are typically too far apart for DR SLAs. Above either, DR orchestration software requires ongoing multi-vendor compatibility and software maintenance, leading to complexity and frequent failures in DR tests.

StoneFly Integrates 4 Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Platforms

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StoneFly, Inc. the original pioneer of the iSCSI protocol, Virtual Storage Appliances and hyper-converged storage solutions announces full integration of the StoneFly DR365 with the Microsoft Azure public cloud, Microsoft Azure Government, Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier cloud platforms for secure off-site backup and replication.

StoneFly DR365 "DR Site in a Box" total backup and disaster recovery solutions already consolidate all servers, storage appliances and backup systems into one robust appliance that could be mirrored across campuses or replicated to remote sites. Now the DR365 has been fully integrated with Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS cloud platforms to easily enhance total business continuity with off-site public cloud storage.

Utilizing Azure Government for a DR365 cloud repository employs world-class security and compliance services critical to the U.S. government for all systems and applications built on its architecture. These services include FedRAMP and DoD compliance certifications, CJIS state-level agreements, the ability to issue HIPAA Business Associate Agreements, and support for IRS 1075. Operated by screened U.S. persons, Azure Government supports multiple hybrid scenarios for building and deploying solutions on-premises or in the cloud. Public Sector entities can also take advantage of the instant scalability and guaranteed uptime of a hyper-scale cloud service.

Will Your Business's DR Plan Work? How Three Companies Showed Proof of Disaster Recovery Protection

Grazed from VMblog. Author: Pat O'Day

Today's businesses are more dependent on technology than ever. We rely on it for our daily tasks, operations and communications, which means having a disaster recovery (DR) plan is paramount in keeping businesses running smoothly in the face of emergency. Most businesses, if they're lucky, never have to worry about implementing their DR plan. That doesn't mean, however, that a DR plan is something that should be created and then never be looked at again. 

If someone asked you to show them proof of a reliable and secure DR plan, would you be able to do so?

Cloud Infographic: The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery

Grazed from CloudTweaks. Author: Editorial Staff.

CloudVelox offers the only highly automated solution for deploying multi-tier apps and services into the cloud without modification or virtualization. Critical authentication services (including LDAP and Active Directory) are integrated with the apps in the cloud, enabling hybrid cloud operating models and powerful new use cases, especially “pay as you go” disaster recovery and agile software development.

CloudVelox automates critical hybrid cloud infrastructure processes — from discovering the constituent hosts to replicating and provisioning and launching groups of systems — all with drag and drop menus. CloudVelox also extends the enterprise data center to the Cloud so that these distributed multi-tier applications can access any necessary services residing back in the enterprise...

New research: 65 percent of Companies Using Cloud-based Storage for Remote Location DR

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Acronis, the global leader in new generation data protection, announced sponsoring new research from IDC that identifies complexity and data growth as key data protection challenges for small-and medium-sized businesses. The findings show that more and more organisations are dealing with simultaneously needing to back up physical, virtual and cloud environments, reveal varying levels of cloud backup adoption across different geographies, and bring to light the cost of downtime for SMBs.

The findings are based on a worldwide, cross-industry survey of small and medium businesses (< 1,000 employees) concerning their evolving data protection and disaster recovery needs. Respondents were from eight countries, including: France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore, the UK and the US...

The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery in the Age of Cloud Computing

Grazed from Sys Con Media. Author: Jiten Patil.

Disaster Recovery (DR) has typically only been used by organizations for applications deemed to be mission critical. This was because organizations didn't want to incur the expense associated with DR for less important applications. Today, because of cloud computing, many organizations are considering the use of DR for as many applications as is essential for the business. DR in the cloud is relatively a new concept still and, like many technology trends we've seen so far, there's a lot of hype and misinterpretation out there.

Multiple schools of thought exist on whether or not to implement DR in the cloud. Today, cloud-based DR has shaken up traditional legacy approaches and presents a persuasive alternative. Some organizations see cloud as a part of their DR plan, and for some, the cloud has become the de-facto DR plan...

Detailed cloud SLAs alleviate information risk, boost data recovery

Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Ben Cole.

When a business acquires a cloud service, its first line of risk defense is the cloud contract's service-level agreement – and rightly so, as a strong cloud SLA will become increasingly vital to business operations in coming years.  Fifty-five percent of CIOs believe they will cloud source all of their critical applications and operations by 2020, according to a recent survey by Stamford, Conn.-based consultancy Gartner Inc. That will have major implications in many business areas, and force IT to manage the risks associated with cloud SLAs.

"The reason we want to buy into cloud computing is because its flexible, it's scalable, it's on demand, it's less expensive," said Gartner Research vice president Jay Heiser at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, Md., in June. "How is that provisioned? By having access to appropriate levels of processing and storage when they are needed and as available."...