ExaGrid Cloud Tier Allows for DR in the Public Cloud
Since switching to ExaGrid, Miller has established disaster recovery (DR) in the public cloud for additional data protection. “My support engineer walked me through everything that we needed to get set up with our DR site on AWS, and he jumped in to ensure everything was communicating as it should be. The integration with ExaGrid to AWS has been seamless and I have enjoyed this experience! Everything is less difficult now and I know replication is happening. ExaGrid simply takes the stress out of backup storage.”
The ExaGrid Cloud Tier allows customers to replicate deduplicated backup data from a physical onsite ExaGrid appliance to the cloud tier in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure for an offsite DR copy.
The ExaGrid Cloud Tier is a software version (VM) of ExaGrid that runs in the cloud. The physical onsite ExaGrid appliances replicate to the cloud tier running in AWS or Azure. The ExaGrid Cloud Tier looks and acts exactly like a second-site ExaGrid appliance. Data is deduplicated in the onsite ExaGrid appliance and replicated to the cloud tier as if it was a physical offsite system. All features apply such as encryption from the primary site to the cloud tier in AWS, bandwidth throttle between the primary site ExaGrid appliance and the cloud tier in AWS, replication reporting, DR testing, and all other features found in a physical second-site ExaGrid DR appliance.