DRaaS

Green Cloud Announces Partnership with AVANT, A Premier Distributor of Next Generation IT Technologies

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Green Cloud Technologies ("Green Cloud"), a cloud technology solutions provider, has partnered with AVANT, a leader of channel sales enablement of next-generation IT solutions. In this new strategic partnership, Green Cloud will become an AVANT cloud provider, expanding AVANT's product portfolio for cloud-based IT solutions. 

AVANT partners will now be able to sell Green Cloud's IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), VMware powered DaaS (Desktop as a Service), DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) and Veeam Powered BaaS (Backup-as-a-Service). Green Cloud is one of the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS providers in the country, with data centers in Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Houston, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN and Phoenix, AZ.

 

Scale Computing Launches New MSP Program

Written by David Marshall

Scale Computing launched a new MSP program, consisting of a new flexible pricing model that ultimately reduces CapEx through a price per-node, per-month, OpEx subscription.

"We are committed to working with the channel in a true partnership, and our updated program is a reflection of this as we strive to enable our partners to maintain a competitive advantage. The market is dynamic, and channel partners need to adapt to meet new challenges and customer requirements," commented Jeff Ready, CEO at Scale Computing.

This program was not only created to boost partner profitability but also to enable partners to sell additional vital services that will meet growing customer requirements around Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) and Remote Management as-a-Service (RMMaaS).

 

ClearSky Data IT Leadership Survey Finds IT Leaders Embracing Hybrid DR to Manage 40% Annual Growth in Archival Data

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ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and DR as a service, today announced the results of its recent survey on the state of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). The findings reflect the experiences of more than 500 senior-level IT leaders. While respondents were enthusiastic about the potential for DRaaS to improve data protection strategies under limited budgets, the majority have no plans to move to a cloud-only approach, making a strong case for hybrid DR.

ClearSky's survey asked leaders in a range of industries where they store their data, how often they test their DR strategies, what level of data growth they expect this year and more. The findings confirm data protection remains a critical concern for enterprise IT leaders, who want efficient ways to protect all their data and remain operational in the event of disasters. However, despite cloud advances, 51 percent of respondents said they have no plans to move to cloud-only approaches. About the same number reported they are deployed in hybrid models today.

IBM Think News: Zerto Partnership Provides Data Protection for IBM’s Resiliency Orchestration DRaaS Solution

In an announcement at IBM Think 2018, IT Resilience software provider Zerto said it is partnering with IBM Services to provide IBM Resiliency Orchestration DRaaS Solution customers fast, simple virtual infrastructure recovery.

IBM's Resiliency Orchestration DRaaS Solution allows enterprise customers to recover their virtual and physical workloads, whether running on an IBM mainframe, IBM Power AIX, IBM System I, SUN Solaris or HP-UX system, and to ensure coordinated application recovery throughout. The offering automates the workflow of disaster recovery for a customer's complete heterogeneous environment to provide a more predictable, simplified and always-on operation that leads to reduced risk, cost, testing and recovery time.

InterVision Expands Its DRaaS and IaaS Offerings with the Acquisition of Industry Leader Bluelock

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InterVision is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bluelock, a recognized leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions.

"Bluelock is an accomplished provider and one of the most sought after brands in the fast-growing DRaaS space," said Aaron Stone, President and CEO of InterVision. "Bluelock has built a top notch organization with an industry leading DRaaS solution, a loyal client base, and exceptional customer satisfaction. This acquisition positions InterVision to better address the changing needs of our clients in today's high-uptime and compliance-driven IT Marketplace."

Egenera Launches New Xterity Partner Program Designed for MSPs and Solutions Providers

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Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel today announced the launch of the Xterity Partner Program (XPP), a new program designed to empower the company's fast-growing network of resellers to capitalize on the exploding demand for cloud services in the SMB and mid-market.

Egenera's Xterity Cloud Services are sold 100 percent through the channel and deliver a full range of dedicated, managed, private and public cloud services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS), and cloud migration.

Egenera's channel partners already benefit from a wholesale pricing structure that delivers the margins resellers need to develop a profitable and sustainable cloud services business.

NTT Com Expands DRaaS Offering by Leveraging Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

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Today at Microsoft Ignite 2017NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the information and communications technology (ICT) solutions business within the NTT Group, announced that it has enhanced its Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering by leveraging Microsoft Azure Site Recovery. Providing capabilities previously too expensive or complex for on-premises solutions, the new DRaaS offering enables replication of enterprise workloads to an NTT Com data center or Microsoft Azure, assuring real-time business continuity (BC) in the case of unexpected server failures or planned downtime.

One of the world's largest cloud, network and data center providers, NTT Com has brought its global IT capabilities to DRaaS; and for the last several years, leading technology analysts have positioned NTT Com as one of the top providers in this space. An automated disaster recovery software solution, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery is built upon the capabilities of Azure, named by Gartner as a leader in multiple cloud categories. The integration of Azure Site Recovery within NTT Com's managed services platform provides a powerful, flexible and affordable enterprise solution that overcomes limitations and reduces costs.

Bluelock Rated as a Leader in Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service by Independent Research Firm

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Bluelock, provider of Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) for complex environments and sensitive data, is pleased to announce its rating as a leader in Forrester Research's The Forrester WaveTM: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q2 2017 report.

The report evaluates DRaaS vendors against current offering, strategy and market presence criteria to identify leaders in the space, detailing how each vendor fulfills the selected criteria. Bluelock received the highest score possible in 10 of these criteria, including data security, implementation and support.

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery as a Service: How is DRaaS Different from Backup and Recovery?

Grazed from Enterprise Storage Forum. Author: Christine Taylor

For businesses, cloud-based backup and recovery has become common these days. If backup is fast enough to fit within a backup window, and if recovery times hit recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) service levels, you’re golden.

After that, it gets complicated. Backup and recovery are critical components of disaster recovery (DR), but alone they can’t assure that application processing continues uninterrupted. Many enterprises have built their DR plans around remote sites because they already own multiple data centers, or they have the budget for secondary hot sites. However, unless they have an extra data center hanging around — or can afford to lease a secondary hot site — midsized and small businesses were out of luck for remote DR.
 

IoT, outages show importance of a cloud backup and recovery strategy

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: David Linthicum.

Cloud backup and recovery have long been a priority for enterprises running production workloads in the cloud. But, today, as trends like the internet of things spur massive amounts of data for organizations to store and protect, IT teams must evolve their cloud backup and recovery strategy -- and make recovery a prime concern.

"Data protection is changing in the world of cloud computing, as IoT comes into play [and] big data systems come into play," says David Linthicum, SVP of Cloud Technology Partners, a cloud consulting firm based in Boston. "We have a lot more data to protect these days."...