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Vision Launches Cloud Protection, Recovery Service

Vision Solutions has launched a new cloud protection and recovery service to provide customers with recovery-as-a-service while offering a low-risk route to cloud.

There's another new player in the cloud protection and recovery space. Vision Solutions, which provides replication, availability and disaster recovery services and solutions, has launched its Cloud Protection & Recovery offering, which combines Vision's Double-Take and MIMIX products into a service that cloud cloud service providers can use to accelerate their own cloud service practices.

As part of a cloud services broker practice, Vision's CP&R recovery-as-a-service was designed with service providers in mind. While providing a "low-risk path to the cloud," the CP&R service also gives service providers a new offering to take to their customers—something customers are looking for, according to the company.

The new service includes:

  • A recovery-as-a-service platform that takes Vision's technology and combines it with Apache CloudStack Edition to enable providers running Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) CloudPlatform or Apache CloudStack the ability to offer customers a cloud-integrated recovery-as-a-service. Additionally, it's built on Vision's Double-Take real-time replication technology.
  • Metered usage that enables cloud providers to consume licenses in a pay-as-you-go model. According to Vision, this model reduces risks for cloud providers while helping them create cloud-based disaster recovery, high ability and migration solutions in the cloud.
  • A software development kit that provides access to APIs for custom integration of Double-Take into the provider's cloud ecosystem. According to Vision, this will provide a higher degree of automation and reduce administration costs.

"Companies of all sizes, from SMB to enterprise, are considering cloud-based recovery as a non-disruptive path to cloud adoption and it follows the scalable, comprehensive disaster recovery and availability solution that every cloud option requires," said Alan Arnold, CTO of Vision Solutions, in a prepared statement.

As Vision launches this new cloud-based solution, it's also realigning its product portfolio into three categories—cloud protection and recovery, high availability and disaster recovery, and migration and cross-platform data sharing.

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