Fujitsu has announced a ready-built appliance for enterprise customers looking to use its Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering for cloud-based backup and recovery of key corporate data.
Available now, the Fujitsu BaaS Rapid Recovery Appliance is a combination of preconfigured hardware, storage and software that enables local backup and recovery to be implemented more quickly and easily, as well as providing customers with a hybrid cloud solution via Fujitsu's cloud-based BaaS platform.
As such, the appliance can be seen as an extension of the firm's existing platform, designed to make implementing BaaS easier and quicker by providing a ready-made solution that can be simply connected to the network and powered up.
The appliance serves as an on-site repository for backups of customer systems, while automatically uploading a copy of the data to be stored on Fujitsu's cloud. It can also limit the network bandwidth used through adaptive compression, minimise backup windows and speed up data recovery, Fujitsu said.
"With an ever-increasing trend toward consuming IT via a cloud service delivery model, IT buyers are focused on easy-to-integrate cloud offerings that combine the benefits of cloud with existing assets," said James Jefferd, global offering manager at Fujitsu.
"The Fujitsu BaaS Rapid Recovery Appliance does this and means clients can replace traditional on-site, tape-based backup with disk-based solutions that are agile, scalable, simple to use and secure."
Using a combination of primary and satellite vaults, the BaaS Rapid Recovery Appliance can also deliver backup management for multiple remote or branch office locations, consolidating all backups to a central data centre.
"Combining the capability of the Fujitsu cloud-based service with the new appliance delivers a very flexible backup architecture that can be managed from anywhere yet be highly distributed," Jefferd said.
Customers are able to meet data residency requirements by making use of specific Fujitsu cloud data centres located around the globe.
Customers also get a single point of contact for Fujitsu Global Support, providing expertise and support in maximising the benefits of this cloud and on-premise backup and recovery solution via a 24x7 service desk.
Fujitsu BaaS Rapid Recovery Appliance supports a broad range of platforms and applications, including Windows, Linux, VMware, IBM System i, Unix and Oracle, the firm said.
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