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Google today announced the Nearline cloud, enabling users to store limitless amounts of data at a lower rate.
The Nearline cloud aids to help in the transition process from old data storage solutions and archival processes, where data moves from expensive online storage to offline cold storage, to a simple, low-cost, fast and fully integrated cloud solution.
The new cloud will also enable consumers to easily backup their data and access it at any time in a very short space of time, having a ~3 second response time for data retrieval and improving of SLAs at a cost of 1c per GB when offline.
Google’s newest offering will oversee a string of partnerships, including Symantec with its backup software which will support Google Cloud Storage Nearline in version 7.7 by letting users seamlessly manage the lifecycle of their backups, keep a central catalog and recovery point for all their protected information.
Joining forces in the second half of 2015 to help with Nearline, NetApp’s appliance SteelStore has been used by Google for its mainstream cloud where it reduces data volumes by up to 30x and speeds data transport times by 400%.
Google is also teaming up with Iron Mountain (IM) to build a solution that will enable users to access their data even when their network connectivity is limited. IM will allow its costumers to send them a disk with their data which they will upload onto the Nearline cloud.
For both the Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage Nearline, the search engine group will offer Get Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions run by Geminare, enabling the use of the cloud as a secondary data center location, opening ways to DR modernization and, for the first time, cost-effective replication of current data centers.