EVault, Inc., a Seagate company (NASDAQ:STX), today announced EVault® Storage Cloud – Data Protection Service for NetApp. As part of the news at NetApp’s global technical conference, EVault also announced it has joined the NetApp partner program for Service Providers. EVault Storage Cloud for NetApp is a purpose built cloud service for both NetApp FlexPod® Datacenter and FlexPod Express customers offering integrated cloud data protection. EVault Storage Cloud for NetApp provides an easy, reliable and secure solution for FlexPod customers using an affordable and predictable pay-as-you-grow service model with no upfront costs. NetApp FlexPod customers can achieve up to 49% savings over traditional on-premises OPEX/CAPEX solutions. “Customers can expect additional cost savings when using EVault Storage Cloud for NetApp. For example, offsite storage costs for tape on what we call the “diesel network” may be eliminated along with aging tape hardware and associated maintenance costs. The removal of the tape hardware maintenance costs alone may very well pay for the service, especially as it can skyrocket for customers in years three and four, further eating away at IT’s budget,” said David A. Chapa, Chief Technology Evangelist, Office of the CTO, EVault. “We believe our hybrid cloud solution with NetApp is a perfect marriage for our customers and channel partners. Everyone wins with EVault and NetApp.” “With growing skills gap, budgets under pressure and IT needing to do more year after year, the EVault and NetApp partnership couldn’t come at a better time. This hybrid cloud data protection solution should help NetApp customers alter their investment profile from pure capital to more of an operating or OPEX model that are part of driving return on innovation, the new ROI. This delivers both strategic and tactical ROI value for IT customers to make more effective use of resources while focusing more on core business by leveraging EVault to manage their data storage in its cloud. This could be a big and interesting game changer for both companies to drive return on innovation vs. just return on investment if executed in the right way,” said Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Advisor, StorageIO.
EVault Storage Cloud for NetApp takes advantage of NetApp’s proven and reliable snapshot and replication technologies for data protection to EVault’s secure multi-tenant storage cloud. Providing speed and simplicity for data backup and recovery, NetApp® replication technologies leverages block-level incremental replication and NetApp® Snapshot® copies for reliable, low-overhead disk-to-disk (D2D) data protection. Building on EVault’s tenure as a leader in cloud data protection, customers can have the assurance the data is stored securely in EVault’s own datacenters. The combination of EVault and NetApp creates a proven solution that is easy to use, reliable and secure relieving customers from having to over invest and over allocate in its data protection strategy.“Having over 15 years experience in cloud data protection, EVault, a Seagate company, continues to show innovation and forward thinking,” said Gary Hocking, CTO - Service Providers, NetApp. “Our collaboration with EVault enables the seamless movement of data to the cloud where it can be continuously protected and managed on a NetApp architecture.” EVault provides onsite, cloud, and cloud-connected—or hybrid—data protection solutions to help organizations protect and access their business data. The company has led the industry in the move to hybrid storage models, with a uniquely integrated ecosystem of EVault® storage software, SaaS, managed services, and appliances that help ensure that customers maintain business continuity in multiplatform, multisite environments. EVault data protection, disaster recovery, and other storage services are optimized to perform in a distributed environment; supported by a secure, reliable cloud storage infrastructure; and backed by the highest-quality customer service. “EVault’s proven cloud-connected data protection services are based on SSAE 16 compliant infrastructure, come with 24x7 support, and are trusted by more than 43,000 EVault customers worldwide. Now this same level of service and assurance are available to NetApp customers interested in lowering costs and improving service,” said Unmesh Kulkarni, Vice President of Customer Experience Management, EVault. “EVault Storage Cloud – Data Protection Service for NetApp will allow NetApp customers to enjoy all of the benefits of storing their data in the cloud while eliminating concerns about security.”
AvailabilityEVault® Storage Cloud – Data Protection Service for NetApp is available today in North America, with EMEA coming very soon. Please contact an EVault Cloud Connected Reseller for more information, or go to www.evault.com. About EVault, A Seagate Company More than 43,000 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, EVault technology also powers the offerings of cloud services providers, data centers, telcos, ISVs, and many others. EVault is a Seagate company. Follow @EVault on Twitter and on Google+, subscribe to the blog and like EVault on Facebook. Copyright 2013 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 and cloud-connected are either trademarks or registered trademarks of EVault, Inc., or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.