KineticD Announces Hybrid Cloud Solution for Backup, Disaster RecoveryBy Nathan Eddy | Posted 2011-10-28 Email Print
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KineticCloud for Servers features global source-side block-level deduplication for faster backup times.
Online backup and disaster recovery specialist KineticD announced the beta version of its hybrid cloud backup software solution, KineticCloud for Servers. Hybrid cloud backup, also called disk-to-disk-to-cloud, is an alternative to tape as a backup medium for data stored in files and databases.
Key KineticCloud for Servers features include global source-side block-level deduplication for faster backup times; incremental backups and open file protection; agentless deployment; granular scheduling; native support for Microsoft Small Business Server, Exchange (Full and Mailbox level), Outlook, SQL and Hyper-V (at the hypervisor level); and backup and restore from hundreds of endpoints.
According to Forrester Research, the global cloud computing market will grow from $40.7 billion in 2011 to $241 billion in 2020. With such rapid growth in cloud computing providers, Forrester said many online backup companies can be surprised by the time it takes to restore lost data from the cloud.
"IT managers and their resources are always at capacity. Businesses run a fine line of having enough resources and also ensuring that those resources are maximized," said Eric Klein, senior analyst with VDC Research. "KineticCloud for Servers next-generation data backup and disaster recovery solution means businesses can rest assured that their backups are comprehensive without compromising network resources like storage and bandwidth."
KineticCloud for Servers, a hybrid backup solution, offers a solution to the problem by allowing businesses to keep a copy of their data on a local server as well as a complete copy of their data in the cloud, allowing for immediate restoration of critical data in the event of a disaster.
KineticCloud Backup for Servers includes native integration for many business applications and a host of features designed and optimized for local and cloud server environments, allowing IT administrators to manage data backups using familiar granular backup schedules and retention policies that adhere to internal company guidelines. As with all KineticD products, this offering includes automatic, continuous backups with KineticD’s Pause/Resume capabilities. In addition, its agentless backup capabilities deliver scalability while providing IT administrators with the ability to manage, view and control systems from a single, Web-based point of administration.
"There are many challenges that SMBs face when looking to virtualize their data, not the least of which is easy accessibility, reliability of data stored in the cloud and easy access to that data in case of a disaster," said Jamie Brenzel, CEO of KineticD. "That’s why we went the distance to develop a true hybrid cloud solution with KineticCloud for Servers."