Quantum intros hybrid cloud options for storage, AWS

The three new offerings build a sort of cloud-as-you-go strategy, allowing users to move applications and processes to the cloud whenever it makes the most sense.

Quantum Corporation is rolling out new hybrid cloud models designed to give users greater flexibility within their deployments.

The three new offerings build a sort of cloud-as-you-go strategy, allowing users to move applications and processes to the cloud whenever it makes the most sense, and without having to make any changes to existing infrastructure.

As for the new cloud options, there's Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault, which incorporate a public cloud as an off-tier site within a StorNext 5 workflow environment. Quantum says both options use cold storage for long-term data retention and disaster recovery.

Then with Q-Cloud Protect for Amazon Web Services, which is offered as a subscription service through the Amazon Marketplace, customers using Quantum's DXi deduplication appliances can replicate from either a physical or virtual DXi appliance on premise to a virtual DXi instance in the AWS cloud. Quantum says the model provides benefits such as cost savings, support for US federal government customers, and secure encrypted data.

"Effective data management is about putting data in the right place at the right time with the right technology, guided by a customer's workflow or application," Geoff Stedman, SVP of StorNext Solutions for Quantum, said in a statement. "That's why we designed our new Q-Cloud solutions to be deployed in broader, intelligently managed hybrid architectures that enable customers to optimize the use of both on-premise and cloud storage in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible."

Q-Cloud Archive is available immediately in the Americas, EMEA and APAC, while Q-Cloud Vault will be available in the second half of 2015. Q-Cloud Protect for AWS will be available next quarter.

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