DiData launches cloud back-up

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DiData launches cloud back-up

Dimension Data cloud customers can now access cloud backup services for their data and applications stored in the DiData cloud.

“It’s a tiered back-up model, from simple file and folder at the entry level through to applications at the upper level,” said David Hanrahan, cloud services general manager at Dimension Data, in an interview with CRN.

The service comes in three tiers – Cloud Backup Essentials, Cloud Backup Advanced, and Cloud Backup Enterprise.

"Demand has grown rapidly because a lot of organisations are collapsing their data centres and shifting into the cloud,” Hanrahan said.  

One of the challenges facing organisations not using cloud back up is the cost of pulling data out of the cloud, while low levels of recoverability also remains a challenge. “In the cloud we have 95 percent recoverability, and the service is monitored and maintained by us on behalf of the customer,” Hanrahan said.

Cloud back up appears as an option for DiData cloud customers, and is configurable either via a web-based interface, or via a REST-based application programming interface (API).

“If you have access to our cloud, [there are] three options,” he noted. “we can do file and folder, and just a data volume, in Advanced we can restore whole servers, and then Enterprise is application aware.”

Hanrahan also said cloud security is also becoming top of mind for many customers. “Clients are replicating their traditional enterprise security domains in the cloud,” he said. “We also have a security in depth, [as well as] incidence response and intrusion detection, all at a higher level of security than can be achieved on premise because we are able to invest at a very high level.”

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