Dimension Data Adds Three-Tier Cloud Backup

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Dimension Data will introduce three tiers of cloud backup as part of its Compute as a Service (CaaS) offering in October. It joins a three-tier cloud storage service the company recently introduced.

“Cloud users often manage their backup in-house, which can be complicated and costly,” said Steve Nola, Cloud Business Unit CEO at Dimension Data. “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.”

The tiers range from simple file and folder backup and restore, to system state and full application backup and restore. The service will be integrated into its public, private and hosted private CaaS cloud offerings. Cloud Backup will appear as an option of CaaS users to select as they provision their environment through the User Interface or API, or it can be added in later.

The three tiers are:

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

Dimension Data acquired OpSource in 2011, which became part of its new Cloud Solutions Business Unit. Japanese Telco giant NTT acquired Dimension Data the year prior. Their powers combined, the goal is to help enterprises migrate over to the cloud.

The company has data centers located in San Jose and Ashburn, giving it a presence on both coasts. The service will initially be available out of the United States and Australia, with plans to deploy in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa by the end of the year. Pricing starts at $10 per cloud server plus .10c per GB data storage/month.

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