|[January 22, 2014]
EVault Introduces Backup and Recovery for Windows Azure
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Inc., a Seagate (News - Alert) company (NASDAQ:STX), today announced EVault®
Backup Services for Windows Azure. Building on the successful
relationship between Microsoft (News - Alert) Corp. and EVault, the new service extends data
protection to cross-platform server data, operating systems,
applications, and databases while delivering the flexibility,
scalability, economy, and offsite protection of the cloud. EVault Backup
Services for Windows Azure is now available from Windows Azure data
EVault Backup Services for Windows Azure complements existing business
infrastructures, simplifying backup
and recovery of heterogeneous environments to the Windows Azure
cloud. The service provides robust cross-platform support including
Windows, Linux, IBM (News - Alert) i and UNIX; multi-hypervisor support including
VMware ESXi and Windows Server with Hyper-V; and granular restore
capabilities for core Microsoft applications such as Microsoft
SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server, as well as Oracle (News - Alert)
databases. Because it can protect virtually any workload on a single
cloud platform, EVault Backup Services for Windows Azure enables
businesses to consolidate vendor contract issues and costs while also
"More than half of the Fortune 500 is already using Windows Azure.
Integrating our flagship product into this extremely successful platform
is an opportunity for us to bring the power of our cloud-connected
technology to more organizations around the world," said Terry
Cunningham, President and General Manager, EVault. "We are proud to
offer customers the data protection they need to meet their computing
and business goals. Microsoft continues to build out the Windows Azure
footprint, giving customers more options, and extending the global reach
of EVault and that of our channel partners," Cunningham added.
Microsoft and EVault partners can help organizations design their
roadmap to the cloud and provide a superior customer experience by
sharing their knowledge and proficiency of Windows Azure. Additionally,
partners can reduce licensing complexity and lower costs for customers
by deploying EVault Backup Services for Windows Azure that take
advantage of their own Windows Azure subscription.
"Organizations are under increased pressure to protect their critical
data, yet minimize capital investments. EVault Backup Services for
Windows Azure enables our clients to take advantage of their investments
in Microsoft technology to meet both business objectives," said Ric
Opal, Vice President and General Manager of eters & Associates, a
Chicago-based Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and recent recipient of
both Microsoft's 2013 Midwest Partner of the Year award and 2013 Central
Region Partner of the Year award. "Windows Azure and EVault provide
cutting-edge security features and compliance with world-class industry
standards to meet the regulatory demands of our clients, particularly
those within the Financial Services and Healthcare sectors. Today's news
is further evidence of EVault's ongoing commitment and strategic
relationship with Microsoft, which is great news for our customers.
Combined with our extensive project experience, we can collectively
deliver a superior customer experience."
EVault disk-based data protection technology was built from the ground
up for fast, reliable, and secure backup and recovery. EVault technology
includes built-in deduplication
- every backup is a delta backup; changes are tracked at the block
level-and compression efficiencies that speed data transfers, minimize
network bandwidth usage, and reduce storage footprints. It also offers
the high levels of encryption and security, a perfect complement to the
Windows Azure network of data centers.
"By adding EVault Backup Services for Windows Azure to the existing
portfolio of Windows Azure solutions, we're able to offer our joint
customers a reliable and security-enhanced data protection solution,"
said Kim Akers, General Manager, Developer and Platform Evangelism,
Microsoft. "With EVault Backup Services for Windows Azure, customers can
take advantage of the open, flexible Windows Azure cloud platform to
help ensure their critical data is protected and recoverable."
This news follows EVault's successful offer
for new Windows Azure customers to receive one free year of EVault
Endpoint Protection, a cloud-connected backup, recovery and data
security solution for endpoint devices.
EVault provides cost-effective onsite, cloud, and cloud-connected - or
hybrid - data protection solutions to help organizations protect and
access their business data. The company has led the industry in the move
to hybrid storage models, with a uniquely integrated ecosystem of
EVault® storage software, SaaS (News - Alert), managed services, and appliances that
help ensure that customers maintain business continuity in
multiplatform, multisite environments.
About EVault, A Seagate Company
More than 43,000 companies rely on EVault cloud-connected backup and
recovery services. Delivered by a team of data
recovery experts and using the very
best cloud-connected technology, EVault backup
solutions seamlessly integrate on-premise and online backup data
protection for fast, local data access and ensured cloud
disaster recovery. Optimized for distributed environments, EVault
technology also powers the offerings of cloud
services providers, data centers, telcos, ISVs, and many others.
EVault is a Seagate company.
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