Research company gets Acronis virtual machine backup

Storage roundup: Research company gets Acronis virtual machine backup; cloud provider opts for Nexsan; Arkivum appoints Scallon; Coraid appoints Virmani; and Qsan is VMware-ready.

Research company deploys Acronis virtual machine backup

London-based IFF Research has deployed Acronis vmProtect 7 to provide virtual machine backup and disaster recovery provision.

IFF Research conducts research for a wide variety of private- and public-sector clients in the UK. Faced with growing amounts of data, the company recently virtualised 90% of its IT infrastructure in a VMware environment to help cut costs. The company needed a backup and recovery solution to safeguard all its data. 

Having already deployed Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Server to protect its physical IT infrastructure, IFF Research opted for Acronis vmProtect 7 for VMware vSphere servers using ESX hypervisors to complete its backup and recovery strategy. The product carries out agentless backups of virtual machines, and installation took less than an hour as there was no need to install the software on each VM. 

Simon Hulbert, IT manager at IFF Research, said, “Acronis vmProtect 7 is intuitive and effective. It provides all the backup tools we need for our virtual environment. It also gives us the peace of mind that we require that our data is always protected and that we are meeting all data protection regulations.”

Cloud provider opts for Nexsan

Cloud service provider Redstor has implemented Nexsan storage hardware for the delivery of on-premise and cloud storage solutions. Berkshire-based Redstor has integrated Nexsan E60 storage systems into its cloud backup infrastructure and solutions portfolio for customers in multiple industries. The E60 is based on Nexsan's Flexible Storage Platform and provides storage density of 60 drives in 4U of rack space. All systems have the ability to deploy SATA, SAS and/or SSD drives via Fibre Channel or iSCSI SAN connections.

Arkivum appoint Scallon

Wiltshire-based data archiving specialist Arkivum has appointed Phelim Scallon to the new role of UK sales manager. Scallon has considerable data storage expertise, having worked in the sector for the past 20 years for a range of vendors and VARs, most recently with tape and storage vendor Quantum.

Coraid appoints Virmani

ATA-over-Ethernet vendor Coraid has appointed Anil Virmani as senior vice president of engineering. Virmani will lead the development and quality assurance of Coraid’s scale-out storage system. Prior to Coraid, Virmani was vice president of engineering at Juniper Systems and before that led engineering teams at Stratus Computers.

Qsan is VMware-ready

SMB market array maker Qsan Technology has announced that its P300Q, P400Q, P500Q, P600Q, F600Q and P110V04storage arrays have passed the VMware Ready Programme, achieving certification for vSphere 5 (ESXi 5.0). This means that Qsan customers can take advantage of the latest version of the virtualisation applications offered through VMware.

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