EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company (NASDAQ: STX), today announced a partnership with Fujitsu. The strategic partnership enables Fujitsu to expand and enhance its backup and recovery portfolio by bringing to market a series of comprehensive hybrid cloud services that allow customers to leverage cloud backup effectively. Organizations today have to navigate changing and complicated data backup and recovery requirements and increasingly they are looking for solutions that provide flexibility on data location and storage. Fujitsu’s hybrid cloud backup solutions, combining Fujitsu technology with EVault software, will offer new levels of choice for companies seeking a reliable, agile backup method that allows for changing business and regulatory requirements and multiple traditional and cloud platforms. “Our clients recognize that cloud-based services can offer significant improvements in agility and cost-savings but they also require flexibility in adopting cloud services so they can meet their individual needs. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work, which is why a hybrid approach to backup services is so important,” said Cameron McNaught, senior vice president cloud and strategic solutions, Fujitsu. “The decision to partner with EVault was an easy one. Not only do we have a long-standing strategic relationship with Seagate, but the qualities of EVault’s solutions make it the perfect partner for delivering the hybrid cloud service for backup and so sustain our commitment to our customers – whatever their location and size – to provide choice and agility through the Fujitsu Cloud service offerings.” Over the coming months, Fujitsu will launch a series of services based on the EVault technology that enable organizations to adopt a hybrid cloud backup strategy, with the ability to manage cloud-based and traditional on-premise data and meet the specific data residency, compliance or protection requirements they face. Customers will be able to store and retrieve their data from both client devices as well as servers, databases and whole systems, and have the flexibility to define where and how they store their data.