HYCU Introducing Purpose-Built Data Protection for Google Cloud Platform

Delivering managed backup as a service for Google Cloud
This is a Press Release edited by on 2018.08.10

HYCU, Inc., a software company specializing in backup, recovery and monitoring for next-generation enterprise clouds, announced HYCU for Google Cloud Platform (GCP), a managed backup as a service for customers running their mission critical applications and VMs on Google Cloud.

Google Cloud users and service providers looking for an easy-to-adopt Backup as a Service, can subscribe to HYCU for GCP from the GCP Marketplace.

"Building on the strategic technology development work we have done with Nutanix, our latest introduction provides a purpose-built data protection solution for Google Cloud users that need a powerful yet easy to use managed service," said Simon Taylor, CEO, HYCU. "With HYCU for GCP, we're introducing a cost-effective and purpose-built solution. No longer do users have to settle for legacy backup solutions that do not provide exactly what they need. Now, they can reap the full benefits of Google Cloud without having to sacrifice simplicity or the power of the platform."

Google Cloud users gain following benefits: 

  • Ease of Use: HYCU for GCP was built with cloud operations management in mind. Users simply need to subscribe to the service, choose the required data protection service level objectives (SLO) for their VM/Applications instances and HYCU takes care of the rest. To ensure SLO compliance, HYCU takes care of backup scheduling, automates retention and storage tiering from primary, VM instance and snapshot storage, to secondary backup (regional or multi-regional) and archival (Nearline or Coldline) Google Cloud storage.
  • Optimizes and Leverages Full Value of Google Cloud Platform: Unlike traditional legacy backup vendors, HYCU treats Google Cloud as a platform. It uses native Google Cloud snapshots and leverages Google Cloud's snapshots not just for backup, but also for recovery. HYCU also automates the process of creating backup targets on Google Object Storage and thus provides the right level of protection without additional overhead.
  • Maintains Impact-Free Applications Backup: HYCU eliminates the load on production VMs and applications by offloading the backup process to HYCU. It reduces the management and system overhead that legacy backup providers using agents typically create. It also provides application consistent backup and clones.

"Protection of data in the cloud and to the cloud is a core research focus at ESG. Technologies like GCP are highlighting how important it is to have new ways to approach data protection," said Christophe Bertrand, data protection senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "The continued work that HYCU is doing around backup and recovery for multi-cloud environments first with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud and now with Google Cloud Platform is resulting in an effective approach to backup as a managed service. The solution now provides a strong option to address data protection for VMs, apps and important workloads for Google cloud users. It is impressive to see HYCU continue to innovate and to develop solutions that prior legacy backup providers have not to date."

"At Google Cloud we strive to make it as easy as possible for customers to deploy, purchase and manage leading solutions in the cloud," said Marcin Kurc, head of cloud commerce, Google Cloud. "With availability on GCP Marketplace, HYCU is bringing their Backup-as-a-Service solution to Google Cloud Platform, simplifying procurement processes and allowing customers to focus on building a successful business."

HYCU for Google Cloud Platform is available on the Google Cloud Platform marketplace and through authorized Google service provider partners.

Billing is handled through GCP Marketplace. Pricing is determined by the amount of storage consumed by the VMs and applications being protected.

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