New Backup and Recovery as a Service (BaaS) Offering from Forsythe Brings Enterprise-Class Data Protection and Reliability to Customers; Powered by Commvault and Hitachi Data Systems
-- New BaaS offering is available on-premise and off-premise for hybrid cloud capabilities –
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., TINTON FALLS, N.J. and SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 15, 2016 – Forsythe Hosting Solutions, Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT) and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) have teamed up to provide a new, enterprise-class, hybrid cloud-capable backup and recovery as a service (BaaS) solution for enterprises looking to offload day-to-day backup and recovery responsibilities from in-house staff. The solution addresses today’s enterprise data protection needs by combining Commvault’s next-generation software and data platform, Hitachi Data Systems’ software-defined infrastructure solutions, and Forsythe’s hosting and managed services. Forsythe’s new BaaS offering enables clients to achieve reliable and secure backup and recovery without any of the complexity and costs of buying the technology or managing the associated systems and processes. Because information availability and security are increasingly critical to meet strategic business objectives, customers require faster and more cost-effective solutions to protect and manage their data.
- Transparent and predictable costs for backup operations
- Proactive problem management and escalation
- Significantly improved backup and recovery performance
- Improved audit and regulatory compliance
- 256-bit end-to-end encryption to fully protect and isolate client data
- Quick access to self-service web portal for easy and quick support interaction
Additional technical benefits include open architecture, ease of hardware integration and the ability to support hybrid (combined private and public) cloud architectures. Additional services benefits include backup planning (including from tape to disk), backup scheduling that fully, yet cost-effectively, protects critical data, data migration services, and fully-managed data recovery should the need arise.
The offering is available with or without replication to a second site, depending on each client’s needs. It is also available to clients housed at Forsythe Data Centers (FDC), with several redundancy options.
“Our clients seek the peace of mind that comes from keeping their data secure as well as streamlining their day-to-day operational IT investment so they can focus on driving growth, innovation and competitive advantage in a digital business world,” said Michael Conley, executive vice president, Forsythe Hosting Solutions. “When companies experience an outage or other data-impacting event, the speed and resource demands to quickly restore systems are huge. Most cloud backup solutions don’t take this responsibility off the client’s shoulders. Ours does. We are very pleased to be partnering with Commvault and Hitachi Data Systems to offer clients a secure, simplified and standardized backup and data recovery solution that requires no client management.”
Forsythe has been partners with Hitachi Data Systems and Commvault since 2005 and 2008, respectively. In March 2015, Forsythe also became a Hitachi Data Systems Cloud Service Provider partner. Forsythe is a Commvault Platinum Partner and was recognized as Commvault’s 2013 Professional Services Partner of the Year.
“We are pleased to extend Commvault’s presence to the vital enterprise market with this new BaaS offering that leverages award-winning backup technologies to provide modern, enterprise-class data management with hybrid cloud capabilities,” said Scott Little, vice president of sales, North America, Commvault.
Chris White, vice president of sales, Americas Partners and Alliances at Hitachi Data Systems said, “Today, as demand for 24/7 data availability from anywhere grows exponentially and as data insights continue to offer a means for organizations to innovate faster and gain competitive advantages, the cloud has changed the way we look at agility and business transformation. We are committed to developing best-fit, Hitachi-powered alternatives, like the Forsythe BaaS solution, that can help customers take advantage of the cloud, transform their business and achieve their desired business outcomes.”
Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,000 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault — and how it can help make your data work for you — visit www.commvault.com.
About Forsythe Hosting Solutions
Forsythe Hosting Solutions is the division of Forsythe Technology, Inc. that includes managed security services, managed systems services (remote or on-premise for compute, network, storage and software), managed hosting services and Forsythe Data Centers (FDC). Organizations face an increasing gap in the marketplace between demand for and availability of skilled IT professionals. Forsythe Hosting Solutions helps clients meet their needs for day-to-day security monitoring and management, infrastructure management and hosting, and private, secure, resilient, turnkey data center facilities. FDC is a “Retail+®” facility, offering secure, client-controllable private data center suites. FDC is Tier III certified for Design Documents and Constructed Facility by the Uptime Institute, LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, and ISO: 9001 certified for quality management. Forsythe Data Centers is one of the few multi-suite data centers in the United States that is SOC2 and ISO 27001 compliant.
Founded in 1971, Forsythe Technology, Inc. is one of the largest independent IT integrators in North America, serving approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canada-based companies. Clients come to Forsythe for help optimizing cost, managing risk, improving performance and enabling innovation within their IT and data center operations to deliver greater value to their business. Forsythe's experience crosses all facets of the data center. Forsythe provides independent professional services and financial solutions, as well as IT products from all the leading IT infrastructure manufacturers and vendors, and related services. Forsythe is privately held and 100-percent employee-owned, with nearly 1,000 employees in 40 locations, and more than $1 billion in annual revenues.
"Retail+®" is a registered trademark of Forsythe Data Centers, Inc. in the U.S.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and Social Innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value – what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world’s data. Only Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com.
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