Cobalt Iron Inc. recently announced “Modernize Backup with One Solution for VTL and Enterprise Data,” a migration program offering savings to enterprise customers purchasing the VTL feature of the vendor’s Compass enterprise SaaS backup platform. The discount program is targeted to users with deployments of IBM ProtecTIER, scheduled for end of life this month, as well as users of IBM i/iSeries and Dell EMC Dat Domain storage systems, and any other organizations using tape-based backup or proprietary VTL appliances.
Cobalt Iron’s flagship SaaS-based backup solution, Compass, reduces complexity and the amount of time spent on backup. Additionally, the software improves overall data protection performance. The enterprise data protection platform offers four main product components: Commander, Analytics Engine, Accelerators, and Accelerator Operating System. With this solution, users have access to a range of analytics, driven data management capabilities through a unified web user experience. Additionally, the solution offers ransomware detection, alerting and notification, remediation capabilities, and is available in AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, and Alibaba.
By migrating to Compass with the VTL option, Data Domain users will have the ability to reduce their storage costs by up to 60 percent. Compass provides mature integrations with major applications including Oracle, MS SQL, SAP HANA, DB2, and others with the scalable backup solution available for these applications. Additionally, by unifying operations with the rest of backup and disaster recovery, Compass brings enterprise data discipline to database backup operations and offers generalized reporting for all backup data.
In a press statement, Andy Hurt, chief marketing officer at Cobalt Iron, said, “for enterprises that are looking for a modernized approach, there’s never been a better opportunity to transform their environments with Compass. This program is especially timely for ProtecTIER customers, for whom the clock is ticking on finding a replacement backup solution. By replacing physical and virtual systems — that are siloed and difficult to manage — with a single, unified data protection solution, Compass offers an inclusive tape strategy for both legacy and modern backup operations.”
For organizations in which tape architectures are relevant or business-critical, Compass offers an opportunity to migrate off tape and reduce storage inefficiencies by more than 40 percent.
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