NaviSite and EMC Team for Cloud Data Protection

Posted on April 25, 2014 By Pedro Hernandez

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NaviSite, Time Warner Cable's managed services division for businesses, has launched a new data protection service based on technology data storage giant EMC.

NaviCloud Vault: Data Domain, as its name suggests, supports EMC's Data Domain deduplication, backup, archiving and recovery platform to help enterprises keep their data safe on the cloud. The service is also being billed as a cost-effective alternative to stockpiling tapes with an off-site backup service.

NaviSite's Sumeet Sabharwal, group vice president and general manager, said in a statement that the solution was designed to help meet the disaster recovery and compliance requirements of businesses as they evolve. The firm's cloud-based backup portfolio enables "companies to meet their comprehensive risk, uptime, and business continuity objectives by delivering a robust, scalable, fully managed, and compliant disk-based offsite replication solution," he said.

Aimed at organizations with Data Domain deduplication storage systems, the multitenant service provides secure, off-site storage for backup and storage applications that are compatible with the EMC platform. Data is stored at NaviSite's SSAE-16 compliant data centers.

The solution offers firewall services and features multi-homed Internet bandwidth from the company's data center for a secure link back to the customer site. NaviCloud Vault also provides 24/7 monitoring and management as well as professional services to aid customers in configuring a Data Domain system and firewall.

For EMC, NaviCloud is an example of the company's expanding reach into the cloud channel partner community.

"We continue to broaden our ecosystem of partners who share in our vision to help customers transform their IT and build upon our shared portfolio of storage solutions," said Michelle De Hertogh, senior director of strategic partner marketing for EMC. The company collaborated with NaviSite to "bring to market a differentiated EMC Powered offering that will help customers manage their data replication and storage requirements with a secure, flexible and scalable solution," she reported.

NaviSite offers a similar NaviCloud Vault-branded service for use with Actifio's backup platform.

Actifio, a Waltham, Mass.-based technology startup, specializes in hardware and software that curbs copy data. Earlier this year, the company partnered with IBM for SmartCloud Data Virtualization, a cloud-enabled service that maintains a single "gold copy" of application data as it's changed, which can then be used for multiple purposes (backup, analytics and test/dev) without having to maintain multiple copies and the storage systems required to accommodate them.

Pedro Hernandez is a contributing editor at InfoStor. Follow him on Twitter @ecoINSITE.

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