Persistent Systems' rCloud is now integrating with Dell's AppAssure. AppAssure supports both virtual and physical environments for onsite backup and restore. Here's how the integration can help you and your customers.

January 23, 2014

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Using rCloud with Dell AppAssure

By Accelerite Guest Blog

In my last blog, I discussed the backup agnostic architecture of rCloud, which enables us to work with a variety of onsite backup and replications solutions.  This month, I would like to highlight our integration with Dell AppAssure.  In fact, we recently signed a partnership with them and the press release can be found here.

On-site backup with Dell AppAssure

Several organizations choose AppAssure for its support for both virtual and physical environments for onsite backup and restore. It is also perfect for Big Data, as its snapshot based architecture makes it possible to protect very large amounts of data without impacting application performance.  In addition, it provides capability to eliminate redundant data from your backups not just locally, but across your network and save substantially on storage costs.  Lastly, AppAssure detects presence of Microsoft applications and groups them for comprehensive protection. 

Complementing Dell AppAssure with rCloud

An organization using AppAssure also needs to think about the consequences if a disaster were to strike a location. In many such situations, onsite backups can also become unavailable. This is where a cloud based backup and recovery solution like rCloud can be very valuable. With rCloud, there is no need to change current operating procedures and add additional appliances. 

Once an AppAssure user decides to use rCloud, initial uploading of your machine backups can take time over the network. Instead, you can ship your backups in a disk to us that will enable you to save time and effort.  Subsequent backup updates will be lot smaller and can be done over the network.

rCloud supports simultaneous recovery for multiple servers so that you can restore your production environment with minimal downtime.  You can choose to recover each machine in a separate LAN with its own internet connection, or choose to connect multiple machines so that they are in the same network and behind a single firewall, enabling communication between them. 

Last but not the least, another very useful and commonly used feature of rCloud is that it provides an on-demand cloud sandbox for testing.  Users can instantly access the rCloud product from any web browser to verify the integrity of their production server environments, and complete production level testing without impacting production environments. 

To conclude, having a cloud based backup and disaster recovery solution can be invaluable.  For more information, please visit our website at

Vikram Gulati is Director of Product Marketing at Persistent Systems, a global company specializing in software product and technology innovation. The rCloud offering from the products division provides innovative capabilities for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for small and mid-sized businesses. With a global team of more than 6,500 employees, Persistent has customers spread across North America, Europe and Asia. Today, Persistent focuses on developing best-in-class solutions in four key next-generation technology areas: Cloud Computing, Mobility, Analytics and Social.





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