Dimension Data to offer cloud backup

Dimension Data announced it has launched cloud backup, an optional backup and recovery service available as an add-on to its enterprise-class public, private and hosted private Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) offerings.

With cloud backup, organizations are able to back up their files, folders, systems, applications and data to Dimension Data’s cloud data centres for business continuity and protection for enterprise workloads.

Dimension Data offers three classes of cloud backup:

  • Cloud Backup Essentials – file and folder backup and restore;
  • Cloud Backup Advanced – file, folder, and system state backup and restore; and
  • Cloud Backup Enterprise – file, folder, system state, and application backup and restore.

Steve Nola, Cloud Business Unit CEO at Dimension Data said cloud users often manage their backup in-house, which can be complicated and costly. By offering the integrated cloud backup service, Dimension Data enables businesses to back up whole applications while providing assurance that historical data is secure and easy to access.

Cloud backup will appear as an option for CaaS users to select as they provision their cloud environment using Dimension Data’s Web-based user interface (UI) or REST-based application interface (API). Other key features include:

  • The ability to select a secondary data copy from any backup-enabled and configured Dimension Data MCP (Managed Cloud Platform);
  • Visibility into backup status, coverage and success rates;
  • A choice of pre-configured retention periods, from one month to seven years;
  • A choice of pre-configured backup windows; and
  • Self-service access to and restoration of stored data.

Pricing starts at $10 per cloud server plus $0.10 per GB of data storage per month.

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