Western Digital launches hybrid-Cloud backup, recovery solution

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Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Global data storage company Western Digital on Wednesday launched a cost-effective and scalable backup and recovery solution for on-premises and hybrid Cloud environments for enterprises.

The solution, that has two powerful technologies “ActiveScale object storage system” and “StorReduce deduplication software”, provides petabyte-scale storage that protects data efficiently and facilitates a data forever architecture, saving companies up to 70 per cent cost compared to traditional backup appliances.

“Together, Western Digital and StorReduce address many challenges IT managers face in protecting their valuable data,” Phil Bullinger, General Manager, Data Center Systems Business Unit at Western Digital, said in a statement.

“Western Digital has the breadth and depth of products, systems and solutions, leveraging vertical innovation and integration, and industry experience,” he added.

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StorReduce is a US-based company that offers on-Cloud deduplication software for companies storing large amounts of data.

The ActiveScale object storage system bundled with StorReduce’s software enables on-premises or hybrid Cloud-based storage for primary and secondary backups.

“We are excited to partner with Western Digital to offer our customers a combined solution designed with the ability to maximise storage efficiency for hybrid and private Cloud environments,” added Vanessa Wilson, CEO of StorReduce.

The solution is now available through Western Digital.

–IANS

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