CloudSigma, a public cloud hosting provider with hybrid hosting solutions, has enhanced its solid-state drive (SSD) storage offering with highly-granular snapshot management technology – to improve data protection and access in the cloud.
With the snapshot management capability, users of CloudSigma’s cloud hosting platform are not only able to snapshot live running drives, but also clone them to create full drives to run separate VMs from. The new drive can either be at the same site or a second site, assisting with off-site data recovery and eliminating companies’ cloud backup concerns. Off-site backup can be managed from a WebApp, allowing data to be recovered on a drive-by-drive basis.
Copy for testing and development
The new snapshot management technology is fully integrated into CloudSigma’s existing cloud hosting and storage platform. Customers are able to completely automate their snapshot management processes by creating snapshot management policies. These policies allow customers to define scheduled snapshots and snapshot retention policies. Multiple policies are possible and each policy can be applied to one or more drives. This approach would eliminate the time and cost needed to manually manage storage in the cloud.
The live snapshotting technology of CloudSigma is not only able to copy drives for effective, cloud-based disaster recovery, but also applies to other practical use cases like allowing companies to create a fully functional copy of a production environment for testing and development to show what would happen when any changes are put into production.
In case of disaster
“What’s great about our snapshot technology is that it is completely non-disruptive,” said Robert Jenkins, CEO, CloudSigma. “Once the drive snapshot is created, an exact replica can be generated quickly at any time based on that snapshot. This replica can then be used as a ready-to-go replacement, should a disaster occur. Combining this with our existing private patching capability, companies can also easily pull that clone back into their private compute environment, as if nothing happened.”
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) hosting provider that offers enterprise-grade hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S.