Salient Federal Solutions Simplifies Disaster Recovery with TwinStrata Cloud Storage Gateway
Cyber Security Experts Free up Terabytes of SAN Storage and Simplify Offsite Backup with TwinStrata CloudArray® and Veeam Backup & Replication
NATICK, Mass., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator of cloud-based data storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announced that Salient Federal Solutions, a leading provider of information technology, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security and cyber domains, has implemented the TwinStrata CloudArray® storage gateway with Veeam Backup & Replication software for cloud-based backup and disaster recovery.
Salient uses Veeam Backup & Replication to backup several terabytes of data from their VMware environment to a local storage area network (SAN). In 2011, they made a decision to switch from tape backup to cloud storage for offsite backup and disaster recovery.
"We were looking for a solution that tied in easily with our Veeam Backup & Replication software and allowed us to secure and grow our backup storage environment in the cloud," said Salient Senior Systems Engineer Andrew Nosrat. "TwinStrata had both needs covered."
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.
Salient evaluated many cloud storage gateway products on the market and ultimately chose TwinStrata CloudArray because it interoperates with Veeam Backup & Replication and supports the widest selection of cloud storage providers. They took advantage of an offer allowing Veeam users to download a CloudArray 1TB virtual appliance at no cost, before upgrading to an unlimited version of CloudArray
"Most gateways don't give you the option to choose your own storage provider. They lock you into a specific cloud storage system, which can be pricey," said Nosrat. "TwinStrata gave us many options to choose from different storage providers."
"Veeam has dramatically simplified and optimized backup in virtualized environments for companies such as Salient, and the bundle with TwinStrata CloudArray makes it simple for Veeam customers to automate the offsite process without tape or any additional infrastructure using simple, fast, secure cloud storage," said Rick Hoffman, Vice President,Worldwide Channels and Alliances at Veeam.
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