Enterprise storage accelerators Avere Systems has added new Cloud Snapshots functionality to their Avere 4.5 operating system. Allowing businesses to now use snapshots as a disaster recovery solution in the cloud, with a familiar NAS-style user interface.
The Cloud Snapshot function mixes the flexibility of cloud storage while protecting data against disk, controller, array and entire site failures and avoids the drawbacks of typical on-premise disaster recovery solutions which require multiple complete copies of data, a substantial amount of additional storage capacity and expensive, complex mirroring software.
Avere claims its new Cloud Snapshots are space-efficient – they support 1,024 snapshots per bucket - and are a “fraction of the price“ of conventional DR solutions.
Cloud Snapshots can be automated or run manually and provide point in-time consistency across all objects in a bucket. They are available now and are included for users of Avere OS 4.5 at no additional cost and currently support AWS Simple Storage Service (S3), Amplidata and Cleversafe cloud storage.
"Customers want to protect the precious data in their archives from not just acci2015dental deletion and data corruption, but also equipment failure," says Jeff Tabor, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at Avere. "With Avere's Cloud Snapshots, and for a fraction of the price of a normal DR solution, customer data can survive even entire array and site failures. Businesses will now be able to leverage the resiliency of the cloud with the simplicity of NAS, ensuring that their most important data is there when they need it and that it is simple to manage."