C24 partners with both HP and Unitrends to deliver storage and backup as-a-service solutions. This enables our customers to have choice and flexibility in how their storage and backup is managed – whether it is on their site or located within our own datacentres.

 

Storage as a Service with HP

C24’s Storage as a Service solution enables customers to consume enterprise storage, but pay for it on a monthly basis.  The storage can be housed within C24’s datacentre facilities or onsite at your location.

C24 partners with HP to deliver a range of storage options based on HP MSA (P2000) arrays, HP P4000 (Lefthand SAN) and HP 3PAR.  These can be consumed separately within a storage hosting contract or form part of a wider managed hosting solution.

 

Backup with Unitrends

C24 works with Unitrends, a US based backup-as-a-service supplier which delivers resiliency to clients, whatever their organisation’s size.  C24’s Unitrends solution offers customers the ability to choose from a family of scalable, all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery products.

The Unitrends solution has a number of features that work particularly well for clients looking for a simple to implement and manage backup solution:

 

No Limits Licensing

Imagine ultimate backup freedom with Unitrends No Limits Licensing™ that boasts no per client fees, no per agent fees, no per operating system fees, no per application fees and no new release fees.

 

Heterogeneous

Protection for 100+ versions of Operating Systems and Applications – Unitrends uses a common D2D backup and recovery engine for providing protection for protecting over 100 versions of servers, storage, operating systems, hypervisors, and applications including NAS, SAN, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, AIX, Solaris, iSeries, SQL, Exchange, Oracle, VMware, Hyper-V, and many others.

 

Continuous Data Protection & Point-in-Time Protection

World class RPO (Recovery Point Objectives) – backups can be performed as often as once every 60 seconds.  Near-CDP with up to 10,000 snapshots per week means smaller backup windows and improved network bandwidth efficiency.

 

Global De-duplication

Compression and de-duplication across multiple storage devices via our advanced storage virtualization and thin provisioning capabilities that are built in to our virtual appliances. And CBT (Change Block Tracking) is supported on both Microsoft and VMware hypervisors to eliminate redundant data.

 

Adaptive Byte-level De-duplication

Adaptive De-duplication™ is a hybrid data reduction technology combining inline compression with post-processing data de-duplication that adapts dynamically to multiple factors.

 

Encryption

Conventional encryption takes a heavy toll on the performance and ease-of-use of your information technology infrastructure. By offering a 256-bit AES encryption on the on-premise appliance, our encryption does not cause a burden on systems or people.

 

Ease of Use

The Web 2.0 User Interface provides an easy to use drag and drop interface that monitors and manages backup, archiving and disaster recovery through a single, intuitive, pane of glass, boasting a web 2.0-based user interface. This enables you to buy only the appliance you need and yet grow the amount of space on your appliance as your business grows.

 

Simply ScalableTM

A federated, scalable architecture means flexible deployments and no “fork-lift” upgrades.  Our technology supports scaling up and scaling out, but what about scaling down to lower the learning curve of less experienced users?

 

An environmentally adaptive user interface.

Our environmentally adaptive user interface provides ease of use without sacrificing click minimization for experienced users.  And unlike other products, all with virtually no wizards.

 

Instant Recovery with Failover Virtualization

With instant recovery for VMware and Windows, you can completely recover your system in less than 5 minutes.

 

The most flexible recovery strategies

Instant spin-up recovery? Yes. Instant granular recovery? Yes. Similar and dissimilar physical and virtual bare metal allow you to perform P2P, V2P, P2V, and V2V recovery.

 

Hot/Cold Bare Metal

By offering both cold and hot bare metal, we offer you the flexibility to easily restore your entire system.

 

Disaster Recovery

Unitrends provides point-in-time data recovery and speedy restore of failed systems. But your data protection strategy requires a third component: off-site storage for your protected data and systems.

 

Incremental forever

Offering incremental forever with synthetics for VMware and Hyper-V (as well as some physical environments as well) in addition to fully customisable configurations of backup strategies including full/full, full/differential, full/ incremental, and completely “create it yourself” strategies. We don’t limit you to single server job scheduling nor do we force you to use multiple server job scheduling – we offer both.

 

Archiving

Make the most of your WAN – Disk, tape (if the hypervisor supports it), NAS, and SAN rotational and fixed archiving of tertiary backups is built in and works alone and with replication.

 

Replication

Single-tenant and multi-tenant replication is supported both in a private cloud as well as public cloud services.