Q-Cloud™ Protect is a virtual deduplication appliance that works with Quantum DXi systems to provide a hybrid-cloud backup and disaster recovery solution. For companies with a single site looking to protect their business against localized disasters, companies looking to eliminate tape for offsite protection, or companies looking for a hybrid-cloud approach to backup and DR, Q-Cloud Protect was designed to meet your needs.
Protect Your Critical Data by Storing it in one of Amazon’s Datacenters
Your data is what drives your business. But is your data protected in the event of a localized disaster? Best practices for data protection say to store a copy of your data at least 100 miles away from your primary datacenter, but not all companies have this luxury – until now! With Q-Cloud Protect, you can store your data, in deduplicated form, in one of Amazon’s datacenters, and recover that data back in the event of a localized disaster. Q-Cloud Protect is available in Amazon’s Public Marketplace, as well as in the Amazon C2S and GovCloud environments.
Use case for Q-Cloud Protect:
Integrated Data Protection for Physical, Virtual and Cloud:
Eliminate Capital Expenses with Predictable, Metered Pricing
Q-Cloud Protect is the first purpose-built virtual deduplication appliance available in Amazon Marketplace, as well as Amazon C2S and GovCloud environments. It is licensed on an hourly-basis, so you only pay for the cloud resources you actually use as your system grows, and you eliminate capital expenses associated with hardware at a DR site or co-lo site.
Reduce Cloud Storage and Data Transmission Costs by 90% or more
Q-Cloud Protect uses Quantum’s patented variable-length deduplication, the most efficient algorithm in the industry to maximize data reduction, and uses Quantum’s patented replication engine to replicate deduplicated data from an on-premise deduplication appliance to Q-Cloud Protect. Data reduction rates of 20:1, and even 50:1 or more are common, reducing both storage costs and data transmission costs by 90% or more.
Using the Cloud for Offsite DR storage is the Right Place to Start
If you are like most IT professionals, you are trying to determine the best path to start using the cloud. But where to start? Offsite storage for disaster recovery, combined with on-premise backup storage, is a great place to start. Q-Cloud Protect allows companies to dip their toes in the cloud without jumping off the deep end. And by using Quantum’s proven variable-length deduplication, you’ll get the excellent data reduction and network bandwidth reduction benefits that all of our DXi customers enjoy.