Waterford Technologies announces compatibility with TwinStrata’s CloudArray
Irvine, CA – Waterford Technologies, a leader in ease-of-use email and file archiving solutions, announced today that it has certified compatibility between their File Archiver solution and TwinStrata’s CloudArray®, enabling File Archiver customers to archive data to the cloud quickly and easily. As a result of TwinStrata’s broad cloud service provider support, users of File Archiver now have several choices for intelligently cached cloud storage.
“As unstructured data continues to grow out of control for many enterprises, options for managing that storage become more in focus as companies struggle with the growth,” said Michael Hardy, vice president of Sales and Business Development at Waterford Technologies. “The value of archiving files as a way to reduce storage and administration cost is primarily derived by moving inactive data to less costly and easier to manage storage. Adding cloud storage to our file archiving solution brings a whole new level of low cost and easy to manage storage to the value of archiving.”
Through the integration with CloudArray, File Archiver customers can now choose from a wide range of providers, including Amazon, AT&T, EMC, Google, HP, Nirvanix and many others. CloudArray’s iSCSI interface provides seamless integration with File Archiver, while the intelligent caching built into CloudArray assures that capacity and bandwidth utilization are optimized. Available as a physical or virtual appliance, CloudArray ensures fast setup, easy deployment, and maximum service provider flexibility.
“Just like cloud storage brings a whole new level of value to file archiving, file archiving brings a whole new value to cloud storage,” said Hardy. “Existing users of cloud storage can extend the value of their selected provider by adding file archiving to the mix. Knowing what to store in the cloud is probably the hardest decision that needs to be made when assessing cloud storage. Using an automated solution like File Archiver to select and transparently move files back and forth to the cloud makes gaining value from cloud storage that much easier.”
“Archive is a perfect application of cloud storage – in fact, one of the predominant ones that we see,” said Nicos Vekiarides, CEO of TwinStrata. “By combining the automation of File Archiver with TwinStrata’s flexible, plug-and-play cloud storage gateway, customers essentially have a maintenance-free archival system that substantially saves on costs while delivering unlimited capacity.”