Starting in June, Nimble Storage, a provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage arrays, will be rolling out a new service in partnership with Virtacore, a leading cloud services provider, that will enable Nimble Storage customers to replicate data directly to the cloud. Built into the CASL architecture of Nimble Storage devices is the ability to automatically and efficiently replicate data via a VPN Tunnel to a Nimble Storage array in the cloud. The replication only transfers the compressed, block-level changes over VPN to maintain data security, provide off-site data storage and reduce bandwidth utilization. Because these features are standard with Nimble Storage devices out of the box, there is no additional software required. Configuration and setup can be done quickly and do not require specialized technical expertise.
As an added benefit, Virtacore is offering additional virtual machine resources to customers who take advantage of the service. These virtual machine resources can be deployed quickly and provide IT managers with rapid access to their file, database, application and web servers. This is ideal for customers seeking a hybrid cloud solution as part of their disaster recovery plan.
“We feel like this is a win-win for customers. They get one of the best storage devices on the market from Nimble and the ability to replicate directly to our cloud,” said George Naspo, the CEO of Virtacore. “This, coupled with the fact that customers can also take full advantage of our disaster recovery services, creates a strong value proposition in the storage market.”