January 7, 2014
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider CloudSigma today has added snapshot technology to its solid-state drive (SSD) storage offering to assist customers with data protection and access in the cloud.
With the company’s new technology, customers can snapshot live running drivesand clone them to create full drives to run separate virtual machines (VMs).
“The new drive can either be at the same site or a second site, assisting with off-site data recovery and eliminating companies’ cloud backup concerns,” the company said. “Off-site backup is easily managed from the WebApp, allowing CloudSigma to not only guarantee that IOPS bottlenecks are avoided thanks to its SSD storage, but that data can be recovered on a drive-by-drive basis.”
This new technology is integrated into CloudSigma’s existing platform, allowing customers to automate snapshot management processes by creating snapshot management policies.
CloudSigma COO Bernino Lind told Talkin’ Cloud that it’s necessary for cloud IaaS providers “to have rock-solid storage management available — not only for backup purposes, but also for rolling back dev environments and having an audit trail of an actual system.”
“However, only offering cloning isn’t feasible for the customer or us due to the large storage requirements,” he said. “That’s why the snapshot ability is such a critical component because it allows live copies to be made of a system setup’s changes.”
Bernino said CloudSigma’s new storage management capaibilities will assist managed services providers (MSPs) and system integrators (SIs) with positioning “CloudSigma to their enterprise customers, showing that their storage can now be snapshot managed for increased reliability, which is instrumental for rolling back entire systems to prior dates, compiling audit trails and boosting general confidence that data is not going to disappear.”
He added that the company’s channel partners are “generally offered a life time revenue share on the customers they bring in to CloudSigma.”
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