i365 Expands Cloud-Based Application Recovery Service

Seagate’s cloud-based services arm, i365, has married its online backup and recovery services with cloud server recovery with a round of enhancements to its EVault Remote Disaster Recovery (RDR) Service, including new support for a range of new applications and operating systems.

The enhancements to the EVault RDR Service include support for IBM i, IBM AIX, and Linux, in addition to Windows and VMware. EVault RDR integrates with the rest of i365’s EVault Cloud-Connected storage management portfolio to provide small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers cloud-based backup and disaster recovery.

EVault RDR is a hosted Cloud-based service that facilitates application recovery after a disaster by restoring servers and applications within an i365 data center. Once recovered at an i365 site, customers can remotely access and use those applications in a secure virtual environment until the primary site is up and running.

Billed as an alternative to expensive equipment rental programs or co-location services, the i365RDR Service is a cloud-based managed service that helps customers bring up mission critical applications in a virtual environment, according toi365’s director of product management, Karen Jaworski.

The new release extends the disaster recovery offering to cover heterogeneous environments normally deployed by mid-market companies.

Jaworski said pricing for the EVault RDR Service has been significantly reduced since its introduction in 2008. The service is available in a variety of packages, some with included disaster recovery testing and guaranteed recovery time objective (RTO) service level agreements of 48 hours. Pricing starts at approximately $250 per month.

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Kevin Komiega
Kevin Komiega
Kevin Komiega is an Enterprise Storage Forum contributor.

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