Dell Software has announced the availability of its AppAssure Replication Target VM for Azure. The new offering would simplify backup retention, archiving and recovery by creating a VM replication target for AppAssure backups in the Azure cloud.
Offered in the Azure Marketplace on a “bring your own license” basis, the AppAssure Replication Target VM for Azure enables organizations to leverage the cloud to better comply with company, industry, and government archive and retention requirements.
The new offering would also give customers a simple alternative to costly and complex secondary and colocation sites, while providing a range of flexible options for recoveries of any size, from single files to entire systems.
The new Replication Target VM for Azure is just the latest enhancement to Dell’s AppAssure offering. An advanced data protection technology that unifies backup, replication and recovery in a single software solution, AppAssure enables organizations to restore operations after an incident almost instantly, with a recovery time objective of just minutes.
With AppAssure, customers can perform automated recovery testing and verification of backups, restore a single file, message, or a complete machine, and recover from disasters by creating virtual standby VMs. Now, with the ability to easily create a VM replication target for AppAssure backups in the Azure Cloud, customers can augment their existing backup strategy by “quickly, easily and affordably” creating an archive strategy for their long-term retention needs.
“The AppAssure Replication Target for Azure adds a critical component to an already market-leading set of capabilities for AppAssure customers,” said Brett Roscoe, executive director and general manager, data protection, Dell Software. “The solution makes it easy for customers to integrate Microsoft’s leading cloud capability into their backup strategies, allowing them to deploy a replication and disaster recovery target in minutes at a fraction of the cost of traditional replication techniques. Along with our AppAssure software and appliance offerings, this solution continues pushing the envelope in terms of the ease of use and capabilities we offer customers.”