StoneFly Integrates 4 Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage PlatformsJune 7, 2017
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.
Amazon AWS Cloud infrastructure currently operates in 42 availability zones within 16 geographic regions around the world. AWS is a secure, durable technology platform with industry-recognized certifications and audits: PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 27001, FISMA Moderate, FedRAMP, HIPAA, and SOC 1. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is object storage with a simple web interface to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web. Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup.
DR365 solutions are hyper-converged disaster recovery appliances featuring the choice of an embedded industry standard VMware ESXi or Hyper-V hypervisor. StoneFly’s SCVM Virtual SAN Appliance adds a vast assortment of advanced storage management and data protection services such as campus mirroring, snapshot, deduplication, encryption, asynchronous replication, dual node failover support, thin provisioning and more.
An Enterprise Virtual Backup Engine automatically convert every backup image into a Virtual Machine. In the event that a server or workstation fails, the Virtual Machine copy of that system can be quickly spun up and hosted directly on the DR365 appliance while the failed machine is repaired. Replica virtual machines of running physical or virtual systems can be spun up at any time, from any point in time.
The DR365 supports P2P, P2V, V2P, and V2V operations (Physical-to-Physical, Physical-to-Virtual, Virtual-to-Physical, Virtual-to-Virtual) including restoring physical machines to completely different set of hardware and restoring Virtual Machines to a completely different Hypervisor. Backups and recovery can be highly granular down to the file and folder level, or extremely vigorous to include a full disk image for bare metal recovery of a system including the operating system, configurations, applications, data and more.
The StoneFly DR365 provides a total backup solution for all of an office or datacenter’s physical and virtual servers and workstations. The appliance support a multitude of environments, including Windows servers and workstations, VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Oracle VM, as well as multiple flavors of Linux including Red Hat, Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE, Debian, CentOS and more.
VMware ESX/ESXi and Hyper-V servers implement agentless backups where the agent is installed only on the embedded Hypervisor and not the actual VMs. Specialized and application aware backup agents for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Active Directory provide reliable recovery down to an individual email message or database table.