Hyper-converged storage company ExaGrid has partnered with Comtrade Software in a bid to provide backup storage solutions for data centers. With this partnership, ExaGrid’s scalable disk-based backup solution will be combined with Comtrade’s HYCU, an auto-detection application running in virtual machines, to provide a unique end-to-end data protection backup solution.
Comtrade say that HYCU detects applications running in virtual machines automatically and makes them transparent to the IT team. They further added that this transparency allows IT teams in the organization to ensure no mission-critical applications are left vulnerable. They also claim that since cloud security has been a big challenge for enterprises, coming up with a solution that could combine scale as well as security for data centers was imperative.
According to ExaGrid, their scalable disk-based backup solution combined with Comtrade’s secure backup offering will allow users to extend backup space up to 2PB of storage. They further claim that with the new combined offering, customers will be able to mix old applications with new ones and protect their own IT needs at the same time.
Industry experts opine that the rollout of this newly merged offering will allow IT administrators to recover workloads rather quickly. The launch date for this product is not yet announced by either party, but as industry observers, feel that this rollout will have a positive impact on the data center market in the U.S.