NGage Technology signs law firm to flash disaster recovery

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NGage Technology signs law firm to flash disaster recovery
Brent Valle and Jarrod Bloomfield

NGage Technology Group has scored its first disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) contract with a three-year deal for Melbourne-based law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler (ABL).

The reseller – which landed the prized No.1 spot in the 2013 CRN Fast50 and remained in the top 10 in 2014 and 2015 – developed the platform last year after realising that there was a gap for DRaaS products in the Australian market.

NGage director Jarrod Bloomfield told CRN: “We had three to four designers working on a [DR] platform for three months before it was launched. With NGage’s DR platform, the customer will have the capability of recovering data on-demand by themselves in the event of accidental or malicious data loss.” The service is based on Dell and Pure Storage.

“We are leveraging [NextDC's] AXONVX as the interconnect between NGage and ABL in the data centre, facilitating secure, elastic connectivity that scales with up to 10Gb/s. This allows ABL to acquire complimentary technologies from other vendors within the NextDC ecosystem [such as DDoS protection or access to Microsoft’s ExpressRoute] delivered virtually and on-demand,” he said.

"The solution comprises an appliance located in their CBD data centre that integrates with the existing virtual environment [VMware], and a remote environment housed on NGage’s high-performance infrastructure in NextDC," said Bloomfield.

“We are leveraging Actifio’s copy data virtualisation offering, enabling instant data access for data protection and disaster recovery.  Actifio has no backup window and RTOs [recovery time objective] are often measured in minutes not hours, and is positioned as ‘visionary’ in the most recent Gartner report,” he added.

Bloomfield added that NGage was awaiting on the outcome of five other proposals presented in recent weeks and aims to have another 20-30 clients signed up by the end of the calendar year.

Melbourne-based NGage was established in 2011 by Bloomfield and co-founder Brent Valle.

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