Feeds

Dimension Data launches backup-as-a-service service

Australia-only test while CommVault-powered service works out the kinks

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

There's a new backup-as-a-service player in town, in the form of South African services outfit Dimension Data.

DiData has, like a few other large service providers, quietly created a cloud that offers most of the same elasticity as the big-name public clouds but is sold as part of engagements that run far deeper than the exchange of a credit card number and some encryption keys.

Some of the firm's cloudy kit has now been set to work on three backup-as-a-service products. “Essentials” takes care of files and folders, “Advanced” adds system state backup and restore while “Enterprise” adds protection for applications and services tuned to the likes of SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange.

CommVault is providing the software for the service, another feather in that company's cap.

For now, the service can protect virtual machines already present in Dimension Data’s cloud.

We're told future iterations of the service “will extend backup capability to the backup of servers hosted in the client’s data centre (with backup to the cloud).”

For now, the service is offered only in Sydney, which is being used as a testbed for the service because local customers want it more than those in DiData's other ten cloud-enabled locations. Those other locations will fire up the service as and when required.

Pricing is on a per-server-per-month basis, starting at $11.00 per month plus $0.00362 per gigabyte of data resident in DiData's cloudy caress. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ellison: Sparc M7 is Oracle's most important silicon EVER
'Acceleration engines' key to performance, security, Larry says
Linux? Bah! Red Hat has its eye on the CLOUD – and it wants to own it
CEO says it will be 'undisputed leader' in enterprise cloud tech
Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables
Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT
Gets back up again after half an hour though
Hey, what's a STORAGE company doing working on Internet-of-Cars?
Boo - it's not a terabyte car, it's just predictive maintenance and that
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.