It is designed to be a cloud native backup solution running on AWS as well as any private and hybrid cloud of a MSP. The use of RHEL augments the already strategic business partnership the company has with IBM.
Forming the technological cornerstone of Storage Director Cloud is the firm’ Storage Director, an on-premise, software-defined, scalable and tiered enterprise backup solution developed for all enterprise computing platforms employing Windows, Linux, VMware, IBM AIX, IBM Power i/iSeries and HP NonStop OSs. In addition, it is compatible with TSM/Spectrum Protect, NetBackup, Commvault, Veeam, BRMS and other enterprise backup applications. Architected and developed on the Storage Director software-defined backup virtualization platform, the Storage Director Cloud will run in public and private clouds and will feature an iSCSI frontend interface allowing for cloud native backups as well as backup of on-premise data using Storage Director Cloud running in AWS.
Storage Director Cloud enhanced feature set includes:
Timely RHEL security patches and OS releases, managed by IBM RedHat
Support for FC and iSCSI connectivity, allowing cloud native functionality
Enhanced back-end tiering capabilities to IBM Spectrum Protect in addition to NAS, object storage and tape targets
Separate backups can be managed on a single deployment of Storage Director with advanced multi-instance management with multi-tenancy
Stand Alone instances of virtual drives can be maintained on a single Storage Director server
Shawn Sabanayagam, CEO: “Storage Director Cloud is a unique solution designed for the evolving needs of our enterprise customers to migrate data to public cloud while maintaining flexibility to also backup data from on-premise workloads with automated tiering.“
Initial rollout of Storage Director Cloud will take place in North America, with plans for global deployment immediately thereafter.
Storage Director Cloud will be sold to customers directly by the company as well as through existing and new partner/reseller networks.
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