Quantum Moves Cloud-Based Data Protection to Amazon

Quantum Corp.'s data storage protection solution is now available as a cloud-based appliance running on top of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace infrastructure. Q-Cloud Protect is available today in the Amazon Public Marketplace, and will soon be available in the AWS GovCloud and C2S environments.

Q-Cloud Protect is a virtual deduplication appliance that works with Quantum DXi systems to provide a hybrid-cloud backup and disaster recovery solution. The solution is targeted at companies with single sites looking to protect their business against localized disasters, organizations eliminating tape for off-site protection and companies seeking a hybrid-cloud approach to backup and disaster recovery.

With Q-Cloud Protect, data can be stored in deduplicated form in one of Amazon's Availability Zone data centers and recovered in the event of a disaster. The solution is the first purpose-built virtual deduplication appliance available in AWS Marketplace, the vendor claims. It is licensed on an hourly basis.

Q-Cloud Protect uses Quantum's variable-length deduplication and replication engine to replicate data from an on-premises deduplication appliance. The solution also provides deduplicated off-site storage in Amazon's cloud, protecting businesses against localized disasters, and offers an alternative to sending tapes off-site.

More details about Q-Cloud Protect are available at