EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), today announced the EVault® backup and recovery platform will now take advantage of the Windows Azure cloud platform. In conjunction with this initiative, EVault will be expanding development, sales and marketing collaboration around Windows Azure. EVault Endpoint Protection (EVault EP), a cloud-connected backup, recovery and data security solution for endpoint devices, is available on Windows Azure. EVault EP is targeted at enterprises, as well as midmarket businesses. EVault Endpoint Protection automates laptop backup recovery and provides secure capabilities — including local file encryption, port access control and, if a laptop is lost or stolen, remote data deletion and device tracing — to help control valuable data spread across mobile workforces. EVault EP enables organizations to secure data on every PC and laptop, ensuring critical corporate information is safe when a device disappears. The endpoint data is automatically backed up to the cloud and can easily be recovered by users themselves. EVault EP offers policy-based, centralized administration and self-service management to help IT attain that perfect balance of corporate control and end user independence. “Businesses are looking for flexible, cost-effective data backup and recovery solutions. Our expanded relationship with Microsoft represents the increased demand for more integrated and simple to use cloud-connected storage services that satisfy an organization's unique requirements,” said Terry Cunningham, president and general manager, EVault. “As we extend our footprint around the world, we see great value in taking advantage of Windows Azure to help our customers maintain business continuity and ensure their data needs are met anytime and anywhere.” “Windows Azure allows solution providers like EVault to give their customers virtually unlimited capacity and flexibility for backup and recovery to help customers mitigate a wide range of information risks,” said Kim Akers, general manager, Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft.
Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform, helping developers build the next generation of applications that will span from the cloud to the enterprise data center. The platform combines cloud-based developer capabilities with storage, computational and networking infrastructure services, all hosted on Microsoft’s servers.About EVault More than 38,000 midmarket companies rely on EVault cloud-connected backup and recovery services. Delivered by a team of data recovery experts and using the very best cloud-connected technology, EVault backup solutions seamlessly integrate on-premise and online backup data protection for fast, local data access and ensured cloud disaster recovery. Optimized for distributed environments and backed by an ironclad cloud, EVault technology also powers the offerings of cloud services providers, data centers, telcos, ISVs, and many others. EVault is a Seagate Company. Copyright 2012 EVault, Inc. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. EVault, EVault Endpoint Protection and Cloud-Connected are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EVault, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.