At this year’s NetApp's global technical conference, EVault, Inc., announced the introduction of the EVault Storage Cloud - Data Protection Service for NetApp. The Seagate (News - Alert) company also announced that it is now part of the NetApp partner program for Service Providers.
In a statement, David A. Chapa, EVault’s chief technology evangelist, said, "Customers can expect additional cost savings when using EVault Storage Cloud for NetApp. For example, offsite storage costs for tape on what we call the "diesel network" may be eliminated along with aging tape hardware and associated maintenance costs. The removal of the tape hardware maintenance costs alone may very well pay for the service, especially as it can skyrocket for customers in years three and four, further eating away at IT's budget. We believe our hybrid cloud solution with NetApp is a perfect marriage for our customers and channel partners. Everyone wins with EVault and NetApp."
EVault Storage Cloud for NetApp is a cloud service capable of supporting both NetApp FlexPod Datacenter and FlexPod Express customers and offers them integrated cloud data protection. EVault Storage Cloud for NetApp has been designed to be a highly reliable and secure solution for FlexPod customers and is available in a cost-effective and pay-as-you-grow service model and does not requires customers to make any upfront costs. The company boasts that NetApp FlexPod customers can benefit from 49 percent savings when using the solution as opposed to other on-premises OPEX (News - Alert)/CAPEX solutions.
Greg Schulz, founder and senior advisor, StorageIO said, "With growing skills gap, budgets under pressure and IT needing to do more year after year, the EVault and NetApp partnership couldn't come at a better time. This hybrid cloud data protection solution should help NetApp customers alter their investment profile from pure capital to more of an operating or OPEX model that are part of driving return on innovation, the new ROI. This delivers both strategic and tactical ROI value for IT customers to make more effective use of resources while focusing more on core business by leveraging EVault to manage their data storage in its cloud. This could be a big and interesting game changer for both companies to drive return on innovation vs. just return on investment if executed in the right way.”
EVault Storage Cloud for NetApp is based on NetApp's snapshot and replication technologies for data protection. Offering faster and easy data backup and recovery, NetApp replication technologies uses block-level incremental replication and NetApp Snapshot copies for delivering secure and low-overhead disk-to-disk (D2D) data protection.