Mosaik Solutions Protects 14TB of Data Using TwinStrata Cloud Storage Gateway
Mosaik Solutions replaces aging tape backup with TwinStrata CloudArray® and Amazon S3 Cloud Storage to enable real-time, automatic backup and instant recovery for less than half the cost of alternative solutions.
NATICK, Mass., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announced that Mosaik Solutions (formerly American Roamer), the world's largest mobile network coverage catalog, has replaced its aging tape backup infrastructure with a cloud-based solution built upon the TwinStrata CloudArray® storage gateway and Amazon S3 cloud storage.
The new solution automatically backs up 14TB of geospatial data, employee desktops, virtual machines, and vector graphics files, all in real time. This is an enormous improvement in data protection. "We were archiving historical data to optical and hard disks due to increasing storage costs and backup capability constraints," said Mosaik Solutions systems administrator, Daniel Bozeman. "Any data we could store off-site was generally two to four weeks old. Backup recovery was slow and required manual tape-juggling."
Mosaik Solutions considered several alternative solutions, including a tape array system upgrade, a disk-to-disk (D2D) backup appliance and SAN replication to another SAN offsite, before deciding to pursue the cloud storage path. The cost of TwinStrata CloudArray was less than half the cost of the least expensive alternative, and it was the only solution that backed up automatically, in real time with limitless storage capacity.
CloudArray® iSCSI storage gateways make remote storage as fast, safe and easy to access as local storage. CloudArray virtual or physical appliances take minutes to configure and integrate public cloud, private cloud and local or remote storage devices into flexible "Cloud SANs" that provide unlimited storage, continuous data protection, tapeless offsite backup, instant disaster recovery, and branch office storage consolidation.
It took Mosaik Solutions just 40 minutes to download, install, and configure the TwinStrata CloudArray virtual appliance and use it to thin-provision a 19TB iSCSI storage volume on Amazon S3 cloud storage. Perhaps the greatest CloudArray benefit is the peace of mind Daniel derives from their new cloud backup strategy. "Mosaik Solutions is located on the New Madrid Fault System. With our backups now automatically replicated offsite in the cloud by TwinStrata CloudArray, we have protected ourselves against regional and local disasters. Should there be irreparable damage to our building, we can deploy CloudArray in a co-location facility or on Amazon EC2 and recover access to our business data in an instant."
About TwinStrata, Inc. TwinStrata is an innovator in enterprise-class data storage, data protection and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions using cloud storage. With TwinStrata CloudArray®, companies of all sizes can simply and economically leverage the scalability and efficiency of cloud storage while maintaining the availability, performance and security of local storage. CloudArray software and hardware solutions support all file and operating systems, and deliver substantial advantages over traditional off-site storage solutions, including a pay-as-you-go model, unlimited elastic capacity, local performance, in-cloud snapshots and disaster recovery, dynamic caching, automated policies, AES256 encryption, and continuous access to data. For more information visit TwinStrata.com or call 508-651-0199.
About Mosaik Solutions Mosaik Solutions is the global source for geospatial network intelligence. The company maintains the largest mobile network coverage catalog in the world, including all common mobile technologies. To provide its clients with the most current intelligence available, the global coverage catalog is evaluated and updated quarterly.
With more than 20 years of experience, Mosaik Solutions also provides telecommunications coverage patterns, wireless spectrum depth, network configurations, and licensing data delivered through geospatial, analytical, creative and web solutions tailored to meet client needs. This comprehensive and accurate geospatial network intelligence helps clients acquire and retain customers, make sound business decisions and execute with a solid information base. For more information, please visit http://www.mosaik.com.