[348443 - Wolfgang Gruener] Wolfgang Gruener is a contributor to Tom's IT Pro. He is currently principal analyst at Ndicio Research, a market analysis firm that focuses on cloud computing and disruptive technologies, and maintains the conceivablytech.comStartup Cobalt Iron has rolled out a new cloud-based data protection suite for enterprises.
Designed for both on-premise and cloud off-site deployment, the company's Data Protection Portfolio promises to offer complete backup and restore services in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional solutions.
"Protecting the growing data volume for companies of all sizes is a serious challenge today," said Richard Spurlock, CEO and Founder of Cobalt Iron, in a prepared statement. "Faced with accelerating data growth, shrinking IT budgets, and pressures to enhance business services, customers are looking for new options to navigate out of this storm. Cobalt Iron delivers a single-source solution that crushes the high costs and complexity of data protection."
According to the company, the architecture can scale from 5 TB to 10,000 TB and allows customers to combine the on-premises version of the software with cloud services. The software supports Windows, MacOS X, Linux, AIX, HP/UX, Solaris, Netware and IBM's OS/390, OS/400, and z/OS.
Wolfgang GruenerWolfgang Gruener is a contributor to Tom's IT Pro. He is currently principal analyst at Ndicio Research, a market analysis firm that focuses on cloud computing and disruptive technologies, and maintains the conceivablytech.com blog. An 18-year veteran in IT journalism and market research, he previously published TG Daily and was managing editor of Tom's Hardware news, which he grew from a link collection in the early 2000s into one of the most comprehensive and trusted technology news sources.
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