Verizon business customers can now back up their data to Verizon’s cloud using Actifio copy data virtualisation.
Actifio’s basic technology makes a gold copy of primary or production data and then produces virtualised instances of it whenever a file copy is needed.
The Actifio-based on-premises Cloud Backup service sucks up changed blocks from virtualised applications and sends them to Verizon’s cloud. In previous incarnations of the technology Actifio squirts the data off to a remote site to provide business continuity and disaster recovery.
Verizon is calling its offering Premise to Cloud Backup* and says once the data is in the cloud, it can be used for application test and development. It is using the Actifio tech as a pipeline so that data and apps can be moved to/from Verizon’s cloud to on-premises data centres as workload demands change.
In effect Actifio’s tech is being used as a cloud storage gateway, with customers having a hybrid on-premises/Verizon cloud IT set-up.