To maintain mirrored copy of onsite backup data to i365 Cloud
i365, a Seagate company has launched EVault Offsite Replication Service, a cloud storage service for mid-size businesses. The new service helps customers to maintain a mirrored copy of their onsite backup data to the i365 Cloud, which is comprised of a network of Tier III and IV SAS 70 Type II certified data centers with data protection infrastructure.
The company said that the new service provides the customers with recovery of their data in the event of a site disaster, where the local backup copy could be lost, without the expense of maintaining their own offsite data center.
According to the company, the EVault Offsite Replication Service is available either as a cloud extension of the customer’s own internal infrastructure, allowing them to manage their remote vault within the i365 Cloud, or as a managed service, which includes a team of i365 experts to manage their onsite and offsite vaults for them.
The company claims that the new service also makes it easier for the customers to utilise other services offered within the i365 Cloud, such as a remote warm site for their mission critical servers using i365’s EVault Remote Disaster Recovery Service. EVault Remote Disaster Recovery is a hosted service that helps recover critical applications after a disaster, while also allowing businesses to remotely access these systems in a secure virtual environment.
i365 added that by combining its new EVault Offsite Replication Service with EVault Remote Disaster Recovery, customers benefit from a single, integrated offering for offsite storage replication and disaster recovery.
The EVault Software employs a number of techniques to help ensure the customer’s backups are efficient, including client-side quick file scanning, delta processing, and compression. The backup data is further deduplicated at the onsite vault. This ensures that only the smallest amount of backup data is replicated to the i365 Cloud, the company said.
In adiition, the EVault Offsite Replication Service supports end to end encryption and makes it possible to encrypt backup data in transit to ensure data privacy on-premise and in the i365 Cloud.