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STORserver enters cloud business

STORserver is offering three classes of public and private cloud services

STORserver, a maker of backup appliances, announced this week it is offering both private and public cloud backup services with archive and disaster recovery options.

STORserver announced a private cloud backup and disaster recovery service that is available to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) and STORServer customers. The service includes a STORServer Backup Appliance with automated backup and disaster recovery features aimed at users who want to move away from tape or who do not have a disaster recovery solution.

The package includes offsite backup to a second appliance as the target to copy the primary TSM or STORServer Backup Appliance.

The public cloud disaster recovery service provides a per-unit based monthly or annual service charge for copying backup or archive data to a remote location.

STORServer offers disaster recovery on a per gigabyte or terabyte charge basis that will replicate data from an existing onsite TSM or STORServer Backup Appliance to a certified STORServer public service provider. No additional onsite hardware or software investment is necessary.

The company's third service offering is backup, archive and disaster recovery to a public cloud. The service does not require a TSM or STORServer installation. Purchase and installation of software clients and database agents, however, are required. The backup, archive and disaster recovery service is charged on a per gigabyte or terabyte basis for copying and storing backup or archive data to a certified STORServer public service provider.

"As with all STORServer data protection solutions, deduplication, encryption and compression functionality are performed at no extra cost," Bill Smoldt, president of STORServer, said in a statement. "Data transfer speed is only limited by your network connection. Regardless of the method you choose, all data is secure and recoverable at the service level that you require."

Lucas Mearian covers storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, financial services infrastructure and health care IT for Computerworld. Follow Lucas on Twitter at @lucasmearian or subscribe to Lucas's RSS feed. His e-mail address is [email protected].

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