SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Moving to accelerate the enterprise shift to the cloud and consumption-based pricing, Nirvanix today announced that its end-to-end cloud storage solution is now fully integrated and pre-tested with the Whitewater™ family of cloud storage accelerator products from Riverbed Technology. Whitewater enables customers to accelerate and deduplicate backup and archive data securely to the cloud, providing a superior alternative to tape or on-premise disk.
Recent IDC research indicates that 50-percent of all data will be in public clouds by 2014. Anticipating this trend, this new integration enables IT organizations to experience a key benefit of cloud storage—cost reduction—and adopt a leaner, more agile and responsive storage services model that leverages the public cloud and its variable, pay-as-you-go cost structure.
Specifically, Nirvanix worked with Riverbed® to deliver a powerful, cloud-optimized storage solution that enables fast, reliable and secure access to the Nirvanix public cloud—the battle-hardened, second-generation Storage Delivery Network™ (SDN™). The resulting combination of Nirvanix's proven cloud storage technology with Whitewater slashes storage costs by providing customers fast access to a pay-as-you-go storage pool for backups and archives and the elimination of expensive remote disaster recovery (DR) hardware. With the Nirvanix SDN and Whitewater, the Nirvanix cloud network becomes a faster, secure and reliable backup storage tier that can be capacity-optimized on demand, and integrated easily into existing backup infrastructures.
"Reducing the cost and elapsed time for uploading and accessing data in the cloud is very important to the cost justification of cloud storage services," said David Vellante, President and Co-Founder of Wikibon.org, a leading IT think tank. "The Nirvanix public cloud together with Whitewater improves these metrics and allows their customers to select the location of their data, ingest it more quickly and improve access to this data worldwide."
"The Nirvanix cloud storage solution means enterprises can stop paying for on-premise storage capacity or tape for backup and archive," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO, Nirvanix. "Let's face it, companies are still paying the RAID tax, still paying for metadata storage, and still hassling with breakable tape cartridges. Instead of paying upfront costs, unused capacity, depreciating assets, licensing software, and maintenance by the box, customers should seriously move to trim the excesses in their IT environment and adopt a more lithe, agile, forward-looking public cloud storage solution."
"For today's enterprises, with an ever-growing volume of data, having reliable backup infrastructure and DR strategies is critically important. Enterprises are increasingly looking to enrich their data protection strategies further with cloud storage to more efficiently and reliably backup and recover data," said Apurva Dave, Vice President of Product Marketing at Riverbed. "Whitewater provides a simple, efficient way to offsite data into one or several of Nirvanix's seven worldwide data centers—without changing customers' existing backup software or processes—to easily, quickly and cost-effectively ensure that data is appropriately protected in a secure, redundant and load-balanced infrastructure."
Customers can now combine Riverbed Whitewater's built-in byte-level data deduplication capabilities, 256-bit AES and SSL v3 encryption delivered with Nirvanix's guaranteed QoS and availability with policy-based data replication, enabling faster, secure and reliable access to enterprise-class cloud storage.
Nirvanix is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services. The company offers cloud storage solutions designed specifically for customers with expectations of extreme security, reliability and redundancy levels. Under its CloudComplete™ portfolio, Nirvanix provides variable cloud deployment options, including CloudNAS® Gateways, the public cloud Storage Delivery Network™ (SDN), and hNode™ hybrid and private cloud solutions. The company's battle-hardened, proven second generation technology is fully integrated with Symantec NetBackup™ and enables One Click to the Cloud™ for secure and seamless data migration. Nirvanix has over 1,200 global customers accessing its SDN, from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.