SAN DIEGO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent outages at Amazon Web Services and Iron Mountain shuttering its cloud storage business, Nirvanix today announced new Cloud Sideloader™ technology that empowers customers to migrate files from these cloud service providers directly into Nirvanix's cluster of enterprise-grade storage datacenters.
"With the recent issues facing many cloud providers, customers need a better solution for data availability," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO of Nirvanix. "In response to the rapid increase in customer requests, Nirvanix is releasing this capability to help them transfer their data out of less reliable providers and into any of our seven globally distributed data centers. Our infrastructure is purpose-built for enterprise-class cloud storage and designed to meet customers' expectations for extreme availability, security, and redundancy levels."
With other cloud providers, customers have to download their files to an intermediate location, then re-upload them to a new cloud. With Nirvanix, files can now be directly transferred from other cloud providers to the Nirvanix cloud without having to pay inbound bandwidth charges.
"Imagine building an amazing destination but having no easy way to get there," said Tony Asaro, Senior Analyst and Founder of the INI Group. "Developing a great storage solution is valuable but you have to think about how to get existing data on to it and not assume it is going to be used just for newly created content. Nirvanix has its Enterprise 'thinking cap' on by enabling users to more easily access their storage. Nirvanix Cloud Sideloader is smart, practical and valuable especially if its competitors' cloud services evaporate."
Nirvanix Cloud Sideloader
Nirvanix Cloud Sideloader technology enables customers to get their data safely and securely migrated to the Nirvanix cloud without having to wait for it to be sent back on disk, on optical tape or downloaded as an entire backup to their site. Specifically, Cloud Sideloader can directly ingest data from other cloud providers' data centers without going through secondary locations. The Cloud Sideloader API consumes URLs directly into the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network and begins "sideloading" data from one cloud to another.
Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network
As a second-generation, battle-hardened global cluster of interconnected nodes that span three continents, the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network stores multiple petabytes of content that is accessed by over 1,200 companies on a daily basis. Nirvanix is also offering Amazon and Iron Mountain customers the option of implementing a Hybrid, Federated Cloud or Private Cloud Storage solution -- all with the same usage-based pricing, global namespace and elastic flexibility of its public cloud.
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.