dinCloud adds NetApp-based cloud storage to its stable

News James Stirling Nov 9, 2012

New offering will help SMBs reduce costs by up to 50 per cent, company claims

Cloud service provider dinCloud has launched a new NetApp-based cloud storage product, dinBackup, which offers second-site replication, redundancy and disaster recovery for the storage vendor's customers.

The offering will form part of the organisation’s business provisioning service.

DinBackup is the company’s first foray into cloud storage, as it had previously focused on desktop and server virtualisation with its dinServer and dinHVD products.

The company claims the new service makes implementing a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy “affordable and painless for existing customers of Data ONTAP- based storage”.

Julie Parrish, senior vice president of global partner sales at NetApp, said: “Many customers face challenges deploying and managing secondary datacentres to maintain continuous data access and recover business-critical applications. [DinBackup] integrated with NetApp storage...helps organisations maintain business continuity and reduce the complexity of operating secondary datacentres.”

Ali Din, dinCloud’s senior vice president, added that dinBackup was particularly useful to SMBs, as it reduced the costs associated with traditional disaster recovery backup.

“Backup to a secondary data centre [carries] significant infrastructure and management costs, something that many businesses, especially small to mid-sized business, cannot afford,” he said.

The organisation claims the removal of upfront capital expenditure needed for a second datacentre by using dinBackup can reduce operating costs by up to 50 per cent.

dinBackup is available immediately, with more information available via the company’s website.