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SoftLayer offers backup and recovery

SoftLayer offers backup and recovery

Web hosting provider SoftLayer announced on Wednesday it is now offering EVault, an enterprise-class backup and recovery solution from Seagate Technology (seagate.com). EVault provides automated, disk-to-disk backup of mission-critical data with no downtime, says Seagate.

ased or Web-based graphical user interface to perform all backups and restores, and to configure all backup and automation options. Administrators can configure backups to follow an hourly, daily, weekly, or custom schedule, and to target full systems, specific directories, or individual files. Individual software agents are available that enable EVault to target more specific data in Exchange, SQLServer, Sharepoint, MSClusters and Oracle servers.

"We want our customers to have the highest level of confidence that their systems and data are safe. And you're the most confident when you have the most control," says Andrew Maten, SoftLayer EVault project lead. "EVault lets our customers fine-tune their own backups, and in return fine-tune their level of assurance."

SoftLayer has integrated EVault into its automated services. All EVault activities can be user-initiated on-demand through SoftLayer's proprietary Web portal, where customers can also access a snapshot view of their backups. Additionally all EVault backups will be stored to SoftLayer's innovative StorageLayer data protection environment.

The company announced last month it is offering StorageLayer, a new and comprehensive enterprise-class storage and backup service.


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