March 06, 2013
ANDOVER, Mass., March 6 — NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, is a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced a new backup service for enterprises as part of the NaviCloud Intelligent Storage (NCIS) suite of solutions. NCIS Vault provides companies with an advanced, on premise, data protection and storage capability with data replication to the NaviCloud platform.
In a recent IDC Analyst Connection report, "Reduce Storage Infrastructure Costs and Complexity with Copy Data Management," it's estimated that in 2011 the amount of information created and replicated surpassed 1.8 zettabytes — or 1.6 trillion gigabytes. This data is expected to continue to grow, in aggregate, at a CAGR of 45 percent from 2010 to 2015. The challenges of data storage are increased as businesses need to retain multiple copies of each piece of data for a variety of business critical reasons including — business continuity and disaster recover, testing, development, data protection and compliance reasons.
NCIS Vault leverages Actifio's Copy Data Storage system and their patented Dedupe-Async replication technology to reduce the amount of replicated storage a business produces without losing critical information. In the End-to-End service option, the solution includes installation, configuration, and set up of the data protection schema as a part of the NaviSite service. Alternatively, customers may choose to operationally manage their own edge device and purchase replication service to the NaviCloud based hub site.
"NaviSite is pleased to announce we are expanding our NaviCloud Intelligent Storage service suite with our latest offering based on the Actifio platform," said Chris Patterson, vice president product management, NaviSite. "This advanced data protection solution is ideally suited for our enterprise customers who are looking to enhance business availability and eliminate backup and restore windows."
The solution enables organizations to:
"We're excited about NaviSite's new backup offering that enables users to simultaneously eliminate backup software and reverse their data explosion," said Actifio's President, Jim Sullivan "For service providers like NaviSite, Actifio offers a revolutionary value proposition: Enterprise-class SLAs with guaranteed recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO), at a price competitive with consumer-grade offerings."
NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, is a leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures and helps lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers.
Experimental scientific HPC applications are continually being moved to the cloud, as covered here in several capacities over the last couple of weeks. Included in that rundown, Co-founder and CEO of CloudSigma Robert Jenkins penned an article for HPC in the Cloud where he discussed the emergence of cloud technologies to supplement research capabilities of big scientific initiatives like CERN and ESA (the European Space Agency)...
When considering moving excess or experimental HPC applications to a cloud environment, there will always be obstacles. Were that not the case, the cost effectiveness of cloud-based HPC would rule the high performance landscape. Jonathan Stewart Ward and Adam Barker of the University of St. Andrews produced an intriguing report on the state of cloud computing, paying a significant amount of attention to the problems facing cloud computing.
Cloud computing has become mainstream in today’s HPC world. In order to enable the HPC researchers who currently work with large distributed computing systems, to bring their expertise to cloud computing, it is essential to provide them with easier means of applying their knowledge.
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With that in mind, Datapipe hopes to establish themselves as a green-savvy HPC cloud provider with their recently announced Stratosphere platform. Datapipe markets Stratosphere as a green HPC cloud service and in doing so partnering with Verne Global and their Icelandic datacenter, which is known for its propensity in green computing.
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Cloud computing is gaining ground in utilization by mid-sized institutions who are looking to expand their experimental high performance computing resources. As such, IBM released what they call Redbooks, in part to assist institutions’ movement of high performance computing applications to the cloud.
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The San Diego Supercomputer Center launched a public cloud system for universities in the area designed specifically to run on commodity hardware with high performance solid-state drives. The center, which currently holds 5.5 PB of raw storage, is open to educational and research users in the University of California.
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