Seagate Technology today announced new and updated Hybrid Cloud Data Protection solutions that enable customers to manage explosive data growth and increasingly complex security needs easily and cost effectively.

The new and updated hybrid cloud solutions in Seagate’s portfolio include: Seagate(r) Backup and Recovery Software1, Seagate Cloud Backup and Recovery Services2, Seagate Backup and Recovery Private Cloud, and Seagate Data Management Services. These solutions will be delivered by Seagate, its value added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) to customers from small and medium sized businesses up through large enterprises for private, public and hybrid cloud deployments.
“Organizations of all sizes are moving to the cloud for a variety of reasons – and data protection is certainly among the top ones,” states Jason Buffington, senior analyst of data protection at the Enterprise Strategy Group. “To meet users’ expectations of data availability and recover-ability, on-premises solutions are paramount, but the cloud absolutely has a role to play in backup and disaster recovery preparedness, as well as offsite/long-term data retention. It is worth noting that IT needs have finally caught up to what Seagate’s EVault technology has been offering for nearly a decade: a heterogeneous, turnkey backup appliance with tightly-coupled cloud extensibility. What will be interesting to watch is the continued scale, speed and management innovation recently announced, as well as the portfolio assimilation by Seagate, as they continue to be in front of what IT is looking for in a disk-plus-cloud hybrid approach to data protection.”
“Seagate is a time saver, sleep saver, and money saver,” explained Skip Womack, chief commercial officer at Pixius Communications. “As a past CIO for a couple of Fortune 500 companies, I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on backup solutions that were so labor intensive, slow, and just did not meet my needs. Seagate, hands down, puts these concerns to rest.”

One of the greatest challenges facing IT teams is the need to shorten backup and recovery times. Seagate’s Backup and Recovery solutions can be deployed quickly, minimize the time required for backups, streamline management and restore data instantaneously. Seagate is helping customers improve their total cost of ownership (TCO) with new Seagate Data Management Services that analyze data usage without manual intervention and advise on the most cost effective storage tier the data should reside on. The service enables clients to meet compliance requirements, policy enforcement and data governance.
“Today our customers and partners are faced with explosive data growth, compliance requirements, the cost and complexity of non-traditional applications like the Internet of Things, big data and the ongoing transition to software-as-a-service,” said Mike Palmer, senior vice president and general manager of cloud solutions. “At the same time IT budgets are not increasing, security threats continue to put organizations at risk and data center operations are taking more time away from the core business. Today we are responding to each of these challenges – through new performance, scale, availability and management solutions, which drive out operational complexity and give our customers and partners time back to run their core business.”
Seagate’s Backup and Recovery Software and Cloud Backup and Recovery Services now deliver up to 400% performance improvement in the speed of backup, restore and replication than the previous Seagate EVault offering, making it possible for organizations of all sizes to protect large and growing datasets within their standard backup window without impacting their production environments. The software is optimized to deliver the highest possible backup and recovery throughput, and can handle up to 6TB of compressed data per hour (read speeds) on a single module for a real-world mix of jobs.4

Seagate’s New Backup and Recovery Private Cloud is the ideal scale out infrastructure for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) or large enterprises requiring a solution that supports the growing cloud-based backup requirements of many clients or departments. The Seagate Backup and Recovery Private Cloud supports multi-tenancy and delivers speed, virtually unlimited scale, and high availability. MSPs or enterprise customers can start with the storage capacity they need and grow to PB scale, scaling up to 1PB in two racks of tier-1 storage and 2PB in one rack of tier-2 storage. The scale out aspect of Seagate’s Backup and Recovery Private Cloud has virtually no bounds.

Seagate’s new software and Backup and Recovery Private Cloud will be available in the US and EMEA at the end of August.

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