Any effective backup must include getting data off site to protect against natural or man-made disasters,” said Ashar Baig, Senior Analyst at Taneja Group. “Hybrid cloud backups, which back up data to the LAN and then replicate it over WAN links to the cloud, are an increasingly attractive way to move business-critical backups offsite. Arkeia’s ‘seeding and feeding’ features overcome the mid-market’s key challenge of expensive WAN bandwidth. Arkeia’s hybrid cloud approach is a great way for organizations to get their data off site without the complexity of using tapes on a daily basis by overcoming bandwidth limitations.”
Arkeia Network Backup v10 enables “hybrid cloud” backups by overcoming the limitations of last-mile bandwidth—allowing overnight delivery of physical media to substitute for WAN bandwidth as needed. Arkeia introduces hybrid cloud “seeding and feeding” in which administrators can employ any combination of physical media and internet transport to replicate backup sets on a LAN to or from remote cloud storage. Arkeia makes it practical to replace tapes for off-site storage by allowing large backup sets like full backups to be moved on physical media and small backup sets like incremental backups to be sent over the wire.