Datos IO recently announced the release of RecoverX 2.0, a data management platform designed for the cloud that enhances the ability of customers to deliver data protection solutions as well as workload migration functionality, operational monitoring and enterprise policy management. RecoverX 2.0 expands the purview of Datos IO’s backup and recovery solutions from non-relational databases to relational databases and deepens its support for cloud-based applications and datastores. At the core of Datos IO’s mission is a commitment to supporting the management of applications and data within private, public and hybrid cloud environments as noted below by Datos IO CEO Tarun Thakur:
We are delivering a solution that no one has before. Cloud data management is not about selling boxes, appliances, or proprietary filesystems. It’s also not about porting legacy backup software to the cloud. Cloud data management is about reinventing the control plane with cloud principles in mind – elasticity, application-centricity, and scale – because that’s what enables customers to manage, protect, mobilize, and harness the value of their data across all cloud boundaries.
Here, Thakur remarks on “reinventing the control plane with cloud principles in mind” to give organizations the elasticity and scalability of the cloud while protecting data and serving the need to transport workloads, applications and data across diverse infrastructures. For example, RecoverX 2.0 gives organizations the ability to migrate on-premise applications to the cloud, inclusive of applications that leverage relational databases as well as the non-relational databases which Datos IO has historically supported. Moreover, this release features data protection support for relational database-based applications that extends to Microsoft SQL server hosted in either a private or public cloud environment as well as distributions of Apache Hadoop. Furthermore, RecoverX 2.0 delivers enterprise policy management functionality that automates backup and recovery processes in addition to operational metrics that provide granular, proactive insight regarding data protection processes. RecoverX 2.0 consolidates the positioning of Datos IO in the cloud data management space with a two pronged focus on backup and recovery and workload migration that positions it strongly to support the needs of organizations embracing cloud adoption and particularly, hybrid cloud infrastructures.
Datos IO recently announced the general availability of RecoverX, a data protection software platform for third platform applications and distributed databases. RecoverX has the ability to recover and protect SaaS, IoT and Analytics applications within on-premise and cloud-based environments. Designed for database environments that include DataStax, Apache Cassandra and MongoDB, RecoverX responds to a market need for scale-out data protection solutions capable of tackling data recovery problems specific to distributed database and application infrastructures. RecoverX boasts breakthrough deduplication capabilities that shrink the time and storage space required for backups by enabling backups to focus on incrementally new datasets in contrast to the entire dataset in question. The platform also delivers a scalable versioning infrastructure that simplifies the process of identifying versions of backups for recovery purposes. RecoverX’s functionality allows customers to designate a subset of infrastructure—whether it consist of a workload, infrastructure component, business unit or line of business–for recovery, as required. Datos IO co-founder and CEO, Tarun Thakur, remarked on the positioning of Datos IO and RecoverX within the broader contemporary computing market landscape as follows:
As enterprises seek to exploit large-volume, high-ingestion and real-time data, they are turning to scalable, eventually consistent, key-value systems. This fundamental shift raises critical issues in the lifecycle of data management, most notably the need for backup and recovery solutions able to scale with these next-generation systems. RecoverX empowers application and IT owners with enterprise-ready data protection purpose-built for third platform applications – and puts Datos IO at the forefront of a market space experiencing massive growth, yet until recently lacking in data protection and management at scale.
Here, Thakur speaks to RecoverX’s ability to deliver enterprise-grade, data protection solutions for massive volumes of “large-volume, high-ingestion and real-time” data use cases as a solution that can scale with heterogeneous ecosystems of third platform applications. Moreover, Thakur notes the shift in contemporary data management towards “eventually consistent, key-value systems” such as MongoDB and Cassandra that can manage massive, highly dynamic updates to databases at scale. RecoverX differentiates from traditional backup and recovery solutions by boasting the capability to scale in relation to massive volumes of varied data at high velocities housed in distributed applications and infrastructures. By enabling customers to perform backups in minutes using one click by taking advantage of its Consistent Orchestrated Distributed Recovery (CODR) architecture, the platform absolves customers of the problem of backup and recovery for large and dynamic data infrastructures and delivers granular visibility into the status of backup operations per the screenshot below:
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This week, Rubrik announced the finalization of $41M in Series B funding led by Greylock Partners with additional participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and angel investors. In conjunction with the funding raise, Rubrik revealed its r300 Series Hybrid Cloud Appliance that is implemented alongside the company’s Converged Data Management Platform. Rubrik’s hybrid cloud appliance delivers enterprise backup and recovery services while allowing customers to take advantage of the economics of public clouds to not only backup data, but to also recover data from the cloud. The appliance frees customers from the need to manager servers, hard drives and backup software by delivering an integrated, highly scalable infrastructure for backing up on premise data and subsequently leveraging public clouds to supplement the appliance’s storage capabilities. This week’s funding raise brings the total capital raised by Rubrik to $51M and illustrates investor and market interest in converged infrastructures as evinced by Vapor IO and Mesosphere. Meanwhile, the capital raise also affirms the enduring vitality of innovative enterprise backup and recovery solutions that tap into enterprise interest in using public clouds for recovery purposes as well as backup in the vein of players such as Axcient.
Today, Recovery as a Service vendor Axcient is rendering its virtual appliance product offering free to customers for an unlimited time period. Under the terms of the offering, customers can take advantage of Axcient Free to enjoy backup and recovery for 20 TB of data for a maximum of three servers. Axcient Free can be sampled by downloading the virtual appliance and configuring it such that customers enjoy local protection and restoration functionality at a price point and with an ease of deployment that renders it attractive in comparison to local backup solutions such as Symantec Backup Exec. More importantly, Axcient Free gives customers the opportunity to sample Axcient’s infrastructure before considering a transition to the company’s enterprise-grade, cloud-based recovery as a service solution. Because Axcient’s recovery as a service offering leverages the cloud to deliver backup, disaster recovery and high-availability of IT infrastructures, it can deliver a richness of restoration functionality that exceeds legacy, onsite backup solutions. For example, Axcient’s version control features and the ability to locate and restore specific files without restoring entire servers gives customers a degree of restoration flexibility that facilitates the larger goal of enabling high-availability of mission-critical applications. As such, its recovery as a service offering stands poised to revolutionize enterprise options for backup and recovery by foregrounding recovery and availability, while concurrently leveraging the economics and agility of the cloud to render local backup solutions obsolete.
Today, nScaled announced a partnership with Arrow Electronics Inc. (Arrow) whereby Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions division will market nScaled’s Disaster Recovery as a Service solution in collaboration with its channel partners. As a result of the partnership, Arrow Electronics will integrate nScaled into its ArrowSphere platform and subsequently allow its partner community to price and configure nScaled for commercial availability within their channel ecosystems. nScaled offers Arrow’s channel partners the opportunity to market a disaster recovery solution that provides organizations with a cloud-based, disaster recovery solution designed to enable recovery of data and applications within less than 15 minutes. Built upon an infrastructure composed of datacenters in London, England, Ashburn, VA and Dallas, TX, nScaled’s cloud platform is divided into eight regions that collectively have the ability to ensure system uptime in the event that one of the regions fails. Moreover, one of the company’s SLAs promises the capability to recover all of the customers within a specific region in the event that region fails.
Customers can interact with nScaled’s solution by means of a visually rich user interface that illustrates the relationship between on-premise infrastructure components and their corresponding backup location within nScaled’s cloud platform. Moreover, the nScaled dashboard enables users to tag infrastructure components in order to selectively recover and restore infrastructure components related to a specific vertical or topic such as “Accounting” or “Customer X”. Customers set the frequency by which backups are performed and can choose to recover specific versions of the backup based on a time and date stamp. Targeted toward SMBs, the platform delivers a fully managed disaster recovery solution that absolves users of the necessity of building an offsite colocation center with all of its attendant capital expenses and maintenance requirements. In an interview with Cloud Computing Today, nScaled VP of Sales, Mark Jameson noted that the market for cloud-based disaster recovery as a service platforms is still very much in its infancy, although the space has shown tremendous growth over the last three years. Today’s announcement of a partnership with Arrow Electronics goes a long way toward extending the reach of nScaled and positions it to build on its designation by Forrester Research as a leader in the disaster as a recovery service space.
Recovery as a Service vendor Axcient revealed details of a “swap-out” program designed to provoke customers that currently use vendors such as Symantec, Datto, eFolder and Stroragecraft into swapping out their existing backup and recovery solution in favor of Axcient’s cloud-based service. Axcient claims that service providers that have switched to its cloud-based backup and recovery solution experience a 30% increase in margins in addition to the ability to protect designated infrastructures in less than 15 minutes. Axcient’s announcement of its swap-out campaign comes roughly five weeks after its release of a virtual appliance that accelerates the installation process and reduces the total cost of ownership specific to deploying its solution. More than a simple backup and recovery service, Axcient’s cloud-based solution provides an innovative interface for recovering specific files as opposed to entire swaths of infrastructure by way of impressive search functionality that allows customers to locate backups of the files or folders that they are seeking to restore. Because its platform is built within a cloud-based infrastructure, Axcient promises to disrupt the economics of backup solutions for the enterprise by delivering a business continuity offering that competes in price, agility and richness of recovery functionality. Customers who exchange their current backup solution for Axcient by April 15, 2014 will be rewarded with a Rolex watch worth up to $20,000.