StoneFly, pioneer of the iSCSI protocol and provider of Virtual Storage Appliances and hyper-converged storage solutions, has announced full integration of its StoneFly DR365 with the Microsoft Azure public cloud, Microsoft Azure Government, Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier cloud platforms “for secured off-site backup and replication.”
StoneFly DR365 ‘DR Site in a Box’ total backup and disaster recovery solutions consolidate all servers, storage appliances and backup systems into one appliance that could be mirrored across campuses or replicated to remote sites. Now the DR365 has been fully integrated with Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS cloud platforms to “easily” enhance total business continuity with off-site public cloud storage.
Utilizing Azure Government for a DR365 cloud repository would employ security and compliance services critical to the U.S. government for all systems and applications built on its architecture. These services include FedRAMP and DoD compliance certifications, CJIS state-level agreements, the ability to issue HIPAA Business Associate Agreements, and support for IRS 1075. Operated by screened U.S. persons, Azure Government supports multiple hybrid scenarios for building and deploying solutions on-premises or in the cloud.
Amazon AWS Cloud infrastructure currently operates in 42 availability zones within 16 geographic regions around the world. AWS is a secured, durable technology platform with industry-recognized certifications and audits: PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 27001, FISMA Moderate, FedRAMP, HIPAA, and SOC 1.
DR365 solutions are hyper-converged disaster recovery appliances featuring the choice of an embedded industry standard VMware ESXi or Hyper-V hypervisor. StoneFly’s SCVM Virtual SAN Appliance adds a vast assortment of advanced storage management and data protection services such as campus mirroring, snapshot, deduplication, encryption, asynchronous replication, dual node failover support, thin provisioning and more.
The DR365 supports P2P, P2V, V2P, and V2V operations (Physical-to-Physical, Physical-to-Virtual, Virtual-to-Physical, Virtual-to-Virtual) including restoring physical machines to completely different set of hardware and restoring Virtual Machines to a completely different Hypervisor. Backups and recovery can be highly granular down to the file and folder level, or extremely vigorous to include a full disk image for bare metal recovery of a system including the operating system, configurations, applications, data and more.