Asigra, RestorePoint Partner on Cloud Data Recovery
As clouds continue to grow, so does the need for cloud ready backup solutions. In a reflection of the potential importance of this rapidly evolving offshoot of the cloud computing revolution, data protection vendors Asigra and RestorePoint have announced a partnership to deliver disaster recovery solutions for real estate businesses. Here are the details, and what they say about cloud backup solutions more broadly.
Since many data restoration services rely centrally on the cloud, which serves as a remote location for backing up information, disaster recovery and cloud computing have gone hand in hand for a long time. But in recent years, as the cloud has assumed a more vital role in the operations of many organizations, demand has grown for data protection solutions that work as well for resources based in the cloud as they do for local data.
Asigra and RestorePoint both focus on providing solutions for data protection in the cloud. Recently the two companies announced an effort to combine their resources into a backup and recovery solution targeted at the commercial real estate market. The solution is available in two forms, each tailored to different cloud configurations:
- Virtual Vault in a Box (V-VIAB): A Cloud Backup offering that backs up data from the customer data center to the RestorePoint data vault which is then replicated to a failover data center.
- Vault in a Box (VIAB): VIAB is a hybrid cloud offering that allows organizations to back up to a data vault located in the customer data center at LAN speeds. The local backup data is then incrementally replicated to a second data center offsite.
The companies are also promoting the advantages of their partnership for organizations with strict security and compliance regulations, since it provides NIST FIPS 140-2 certification.
The partnership between Asigra and RestorePoint is tailored to a very specific market. Nonetheless, their cooperation highlights the broader momentum in the area where cloud computing and disaster recovery converge. Plenty of organizations beyond commercial real estate businesses need better data protection solutions to ensure that information vital to their operations remains accessible even if the cloud it’s stored in goes down.
Furthermore, consumer demand for these types of solutions is likely to increase as organizations realize that the cloud is not as infallible as it sometimes seems. One of the biggest promises of cloud computing, we were told early on, is that it moves data from vulnerable local storage to centralized locations on far away, powerful servers. But even the best managed cloud infrastructures are not immune to failures that could result in data loss. The sooner organizations take measures to address the fallibility of the cloud, the more assured their operations will become.