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Friday, October 07, 2011
By Jeff Echols
I admit that my addiction to the TV show Lost makes me more attracted to this week's launch of IT-Lifeline's BlackCloud Edge service. IT-Lifeline is a Business Recovery provider in the Pacific Northwest and is bringing together Amazon Web Services (AWS), CommVault Simpana 9 software and their expertise into a service called BlackCloud Edge. I believe this is a great example of how infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will be leveraged to solve a key problem in the DR industry: Cost.
IT-Lifeline has it right when they cite Business Continuity and DR challenges as the No. 1 priority for the SMB market and that it consumes a healthy component of their IT budget. What is not included here is the number of SMB customers that can't even afford a modern DR solution and are left with the complexity of managing tapes.
Looking at the components of BlackCloud Edge, you can quickly see how each piece of the solution addresses core needs for the SMB:
And finally, let's not forget why there are DR solutions in the first place – rapid data recovery following a disaster. Perhaps the most compelling data provided by IT-Lifeline shows a comparison of traditional server provisioning & recovery times for 50GB environments that indicates their service is 5X faster than traditional user-managed DR techniques.
The stranded islanders of Lost would not be afraid of this BlackCloud.
Jeff Echols is a Senior Director of Product Marketing and Business Development.
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