Press Release Summary:
Featuring management tools for Progressive Deduplication(TM) engine, Arkeia Network Backup v9.1 lets backup sets be replicated in deduplicated form to private and public cloud storage. Replication in data deduplicated form reduces WAN bandwidth required to move data off-site. Dashboard delivers access to key backup server information, and Arkeia Web interface supports English, French, and German. Solution also supports multi-tenant replication management within single backup server.
Original Press Release:
Arkeia Software Announces Arkeia Network Backup Version 9.1 with Progressive Deduplication(TM) Extension to Cloud Replication
MSPs and VARs Use Arkeia's Multi-tenant Replication to Deliver Backup-to-Cloud Services; Arkeia Offers No-Cost Replication Server to All Arkeia Premier Partners
SAN DIEGO -- Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use, and affordable network backup solutions today announced Arkeia Network Backup version 9.1 which delivers a major enhancement to Arkeia's Progressive Deduplication(TM). Backup sets can now be replicated in deduplicated form to both private and public cloud storage, offering a cost-effective alternative to tape for off-site storage.
Replication in data deduplicated form drastically reduces the WAN bandwidth required to move data off-site. The destination of these replications can be another customer site, a private cloud managed by an Arkeia partner, or a public cloud such as Amazon Web Services.
The version 9.1 upgrade also delivers expanded management tools for Arkeia's Progressive Deduplication(TM) engine and introduces a newly designed dashboard giving access to key backup server information on a single web page. Version 9.1 is the first to deliver a German localization of the Arkeia web user interface, complementing the existing English and French interfaces.
Multi-tenant Architecture Maintains Data Privacy in the Cloud
Introduced earlier this year with version 9.0, Progressive Deduplication is Arkeia's patented technology acquired with the purchase of Kadena Systems in 2009. This deduplication technology offers compression multipliers twice those of fixed-block technology and at speeds twice those of variable-block technology.
Version 9.1 supports multi-tenant replication management within a single backup server. A single Arkeia backup server can safeguard deduplicated backup sets from multiple end-users. Arkeia maintains private deduplication pools for each end user, guaranteeing data privacy.
Off-site Storage in the Cloud
Off-site storage of backup sets is a requirement for protection against data loss due to theft or natural disaster. Network replication is becoming an important alternative to the traditional solution of writing magnetic tapes and transporting them by truck to off-site storage.
The primary challenge to off-site replication has been the high cost of WAN bandwidth. Replication of deduplicated backup sets typically requires a factor of 5 less bandwidth for data transmission and an equal reduction in data storage requirements. The key enabler of this solution is efficient deduplication made possible by Arkeia's Progressive Deduplication technology.
Cloud Backup Services Delivered by Arkeia Partners
Managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) offer cloud backup services made possible by Arkeia Network Backup. These Arkeia partners install an Arkeia backup server on an end-user's LAN--either as a software application, a hardware appliance, or a virtual appliance. The MSP/VAR then installs an Arkeia replication server into their own datacenter or in the public cloud. Using Arkeia Network Backup's web user interface, the MSP/VAR remotely manages the end-user's on-premises backups and off-site replication of the backup sets. This complete, remotely managed backup service delivers a recurring revenue stream to the MSP/VAR.
"Arkeia has made possible an important new business for our company," reports JC Le Got, Managing Director of TAIX in Paris, France. "We deploy Arkeia backup appliances in our customers' offices and use them to back up our customers' data. We then replicate the data off-site nightly for safe-keeping, allowing our customers to comply with regulations for off-site data storage. Arkeia's reliable and flexible software and appliances permit us to deliver a valuable service to our customers."
As part of Arkeia's strategy to develop the Cloud-Backup Services business model through its channel partners, Arkeia is offering to all its Premier Partners a no-cost Replication Server license. Arkeia's MSPs and VARs will be able to install an Arkeia Replication Server in their private cloud or in the public cloud and use this server to deliver an off-site replication service to their end users. Arkeia's MSPs and VARs will be able use their Arkeia expertise to complement their existing product-centric revenue model with a services-centric recurring revenue model.
Availability and Pricing
Arkeia Network Backup version 9.1 is currently in beta test, with general availability expected in January. To participate in the beta program, visit www.arkeia.com/beta-test. The release is free to all Arkeia customers on current maintenance contracts. Pricing starts at $800 for a perpetual license for one backup server, including one year of maintenance, or $240 for an annual subscription.
About Arkeia Software
Arkeia Software delivers fast, easy-to-use, and affordable solutions for data backup and disaster recovery. The award-winning Arkeia Network Backup Suite is designed for mid-sized organizations and safeguards more than 100,000 networks for 7,000 customers in 70 countries. Arkeia's integrated solution is ideal for the consolidation of disparate backup products. We protect all major virtual platforms including VMware, Hyper-V, and XenServer--and over 200 physical platforms including AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Netware, Solaris, and Windows. Arkeia delivers software and both virtual and hardware appliances, backing up data to disk, tape, and the cloud. We provide bare-metal disaster recovery, LAN/WAN replication of backup sets, and numerous hot backup agents. Arkeia's unique source-side progressive deduplication technology reduces storage requirements and accelerates backups, especially of virtual environments. Arkeia shipped the industry's first network backup solution for Linux in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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