EVault, a Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), has released two new appliances: EVault Plug-n-Protect, an all-in-one appliance with customizable cloud replication, and EVault Express Recovery Appliance, which adds a local cache to cloud backups to speed data recovery. Each device has its own unique set of features:
- EVault Plug-n-Protect -- EVault Plug-n-Protect is an all-in-one backup and recovery appliance. It consists of preconfigured hardware, software and storage for on-premise data protection. The appliance comes packaged with 3 TB, 6 TB or 12 TB of usable capacity. Standalone models can be purchased for replication to the EVault Cloud or as paired machines for private cloud replication.
- EVault Express Recovery Appliance -- EVault Express Recovery Appliance is a local backup and recovery appliance for EVault SaaS customers. On-site backup data is maintained through the appliance and is then automatically replicated the EVault cloud. EVault Express Recovery Appliance models can be purchased with 1 TB, 3 TB or 6 TB of usable capacity, or they can be purchased and deployed as a virtualized storage appliance.
Through March 29, 2013 the EVault Plug-n-Protect 6 TB model is available for an MSRP of US$19,995, plus standard support and maintenance. This is being offered as introductory promotional pricing.
According to the company, more than 38,000 companies rely on EVault cloud-connected backup and recovery services. For more information on EVault's Cloud-Connected Partner Program, please visit the company's website. EVault released a survey on inadequate data backup and bring your own device (BYOD) back in February.