New products and services

ExaGrid and OffsiteDataSync have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver the new ExaGrid Disaster Recovery as a Cloud Service.

The new disaster recovery solution leverages ExaGrid's award-winning backup storage appliances, featuring its unique landing zone and scale-out architecture, and supports Veeam Availability Suite software at either the customer's onsite data center / centre or at OffsiteDataSync's strategically located Tier IV data centers throughout the United States.

Service configuration options include Veeam-based on-premise local backup to ExaGrid appliances, instant disaster recovery in OffsiteDataSync Tier IV facilities, and hypervisor of choice which addresses failover and failback complexities presented by large-vendor lock-in solutions and proprietary cloud architecture.

The new jointly offered Disaster Recovery as a Cloud Service addresses a number of growing customer concerns in relation to today's more commonly deployed disaster recovery solutions.  First, many customers have access to only a single data center, or pay a hefty price for a secondary data center location.  Second, many companies often do not have the manpower and/or expertise to effectively address and mange a disaster recovery failover site or the time to maintain compliance with initiatives such as HIPAA, PCI, ITAR and more.  And third, many organizations prefer to pay for disaster recovery as a monthly service-using operating versus capital budgets-to avoid making large capital investments in depreciating hardware and software assets for disaster recovery. 

Customers will leverage either an ExaGrid appliance onsite, a cloud-based OffsiteDataSync ExaGrid appliance offsite or both for fast and reliable local backups and restores, as well as configurable instant disaster recovery restore options locally or offsite.  Since only the changed bytes are replicated, the solution is extremely WAN efficient.  Specialized DR services are available in the event of a disaster, ensuring that data can be restored and services resumed almost immediately.

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