ICT solutions and services provider, Dimension Data, has launched Cloud Backup, an optional backup and recovery service available as an add-on to its enterprise-class public, private and hosted private Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) offerings.
Cloud Backup will appear as an option for CaaS users to select as they provision their Cloud environment using Dimension Data’s Web-based user interface (UI) or REST-based application interface (API).
It offers three classes of Cloud Backup service that address the needs for simple file and folder backup as well as full application, system and file backup and restore: Cloud Backup Essentials, Cloud Backup Advanced, as well as Cloud Backup Enterprise.
Dimension Data Australia Cloud Services general manager, David Hanrahan, said with Cloud Backup, businesses will be able to back up file systems applications and data to the company’s Cloud datacentres, to ensure business continuity and protection for enterprise workloads.
“Cloud users often manage their backup in-house, which can be complicated and costly. By offering the integrated Cloud Backup service, Dimension Data enables businesses to back up whole applications while providing assurance that historical data is secure and easy to access,” he said.
Some of the other features of the Cloud Backup include:
- The ability to select a secondary data copy from any backup-enabled and configured Managed Cloud Platform (MCP)
- Visibility into backup status, coverage and success rates
- A choice of pre-configured retention periods, from one month to seven years
- A choice of pre-configured backup windows
- Self-service access to and restoration of stored data.
Cloud Backup will be available on Dimension Data MCP’s located in Australia and the US from October and will be rolled out to Asia, Europe and the Middle East & Africa before the end of the year.
Pricing starts at $11 per Cloud server, in addition to $0.11 per GB of data storage per month.
Dimension Data has also recently launched new Cloud services hosted in its managed private Cloud environment and tiered storage options to its enterprise-class public CaaS offering.