Brennan takes backup into the cloud

Brennan takes backup into the cloud

New managed services offering to give customers an alternative to tape archiving

Managed services provider, Brennan IT, has launched a on-demand backup, recovery and archive solution to further build on its cloud offering.

The as-a-service solution includes onsite data storage and replication hardware, installation and set-up, a WAN link and offsite replication and storage, and datacentre facilities. It is part of Brennan’s cloud services suite and available to its channel, which it has been building since mid-October.

“It gives customers an opportunity to just make use of our cloud architecture for backup if they wish, so it’s a complementary market offering for us,” Brennan managing director, Dave Stevens, said. “We see it as a solution that will appeal to any data-intensive customer, so medical imaging and finance are key verticals. We’re also finding a lot of traction for cloud in the mid-market.”

Brennan will position the solution as a replacement to or complement for tape, Stevens added, claiming a transition to a cloud model for storage and archive can save 25-38 per cent on total cost of ownership. The solution is also secure and has the confidence of customers, Stevens said.

“If security is not the first question we’re asked, it’s not far away, but we’ve developed documentation that addresses those concerns and we’ve not encountered a customer yet who has decided not to use the service because of security concerns,” he said.

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