Storagecraft has launched its Cloud data recovery service in A/NZ, Storagecraft Cloud Services. It will be based on a subscription model, and promises faster and more secure backups for businesses of all sizes worrying about lost data in the Cloud.
"Starting today, every business can enjoy confidence, convenience and peace of mind in knowing its data, databases and even entire servers can be virtualised in minutes in the StorageCraft Cloud in Australia and New Zealand," Storagecraft's APAC vice-president, Greg Wyman, said.
“Historically, offsite or even cloud-based disaster recovery has been the privilege of major international companies with deep pockets. Today, StorageCraft has changed all that.”
Wyman said StorageCraft Cloud Services in A/NZ will allow a user to virtualise a server with a few mouse clicks, without having to buy, manage or maintain offsite disaster recovery infrastructure.
Depending on how often users send backups to the StorageCraft Cloud, which can happen as frequently as every 15 minutes, customers can recover data or virtualise an entire server quickly to within 15 minutes of data loss. Additionally, creating a VPN to enable full access to data takes only a few mouse clicks.
Another advantage Storagecraft is boasting is 'intelligent seeding', which cuts down on the usual three to five days most other cloud-based backup solutions need to send an initial data set into the cloud.
StorageCraft claims it continuously sends incremental update files to the Cloud, which are held in a temporary folders until the main base data arrives. When it does, the two are merged and a customer becomes operational in a fraction of the normal time.
Initially, StorageCraft Cloud Services in A-NZ will only be available only through the StorageCraft MSP Partner program on a monthly subscription basis.
“No longer do businesses need to lock into long-term contracts. For just a small fee per month, per gigabyte, they can have near instant, ultra-fast cloud-based disaster recovery,” Wyman said.
It uses StorageCraft's ShadowProtect which delivers a single backup and recovery solution for virtual and physical servers, so users only need to learn only a single interface, Wyman said.
ShadowProtect supports all the major hypervisors including VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix Zen Server and Zen Desktop, Oracle VirtualBox and Redhat KVM.