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    Amidata Implements Quantum ActiveScale for Secure Cloud Storage

    ByByron Bekker

    Feb 12, 2024
    Amidata Implements Quantum ActiveScale for Secure Cloud Storage

    Amidata, a leading managed services provider based in Australia, has chosen to deploy Quantum ActiveScale object storage as the foundation for their new Amidata Secure Cloud Storage Service. This move comes after their success with other Quantum solutions such as Backup-as-a-Service and File Sharing Service offerings.

    By adopting ActiveScale, Amidata gains operational efficiency, scalability, and the ability to address a wide range of customer needs and use cases. ActiveScale provides a durable and cost-effective approach for backing up and archiving fast-growing data volumes while also protecting data from ransomware attacks. Additionally, the deployment of the ActiveScale Cold Storage feature enables Amidata to offer multiple storage classes, allowing them to target a wider set of customers and use cases.

    ActiveScale is the industry’s only object storage platform designed for both active and cold data. It supports multiple S3-compatible storage classes using flash, disk, and tape media, providing a flexible environment that can scale to any capacity and performance requirement. The integration of Quantum Scalar tape libraries as a lower-cost storage class further enhances the ability to efficiently store cold and archived data sets.

    “With our Secure Cloud Storage service, we are delivering resilient and affordable storage services at any scale, based on Quantum ActiveScale,” says Michael Whelan, managing director of Amidata. “ActiveScale provides us with a simple, scalable infrastructure to economically store, access, and protect our customer’s data throughout its lifecycle.”

    Amidata is also evaluating other Quantum solutions to offer complete end-to-end offerings for data management. The new Quantum DXi Cloud Share, for example, enables the archiving of backup data sets from core, cloud, and edge environments directly to Amidata’s Secure Cloud Storage Service.

    Amidata’s partnership with Quantum has been successful thus far, with a focus on bringing value to their customers and managing the ever-increasing amount of data generated. Bruno Hald, general manager of secondary storage for Quantum, expresses delight in Amidata’s success and looks forward to continued collaboration in expanding their service offerings.

    With the implementation of ActiveScale, Amidata is poised to deliver secure and efficient cloud storage services that meet the evolving needs of organizations across Australia.

    Amidata Chooses Quantum ActiveScale for Secure Cloud Storage Service

    Amidata, a leading managed services provider in Australia, has opted to deploy Quantum ActiveScale object storage as the foundation for their new Amidata Secure Cloud Storage Service. This decision was made following the success they achieved with other Quantum solutions like Backup-as-a-Service and File Sharing Service offerings.

    By adopting ActiveScale, Amidata gains operational efficiency, scalability, and the ability to address a wide range of customer needs and use cases. ActiveScale offers a durable and cost-effective approach to backing up and archiving fast-growing data volumes while also protecting against ransomware attacks. The inclusion of the ActiveScale Cold Storage feature allows Amidata to offer various storage classes, catering to a broader customer base and use cases.

    ActiveScale is the only object storage platform in the industry designed for both active and cold data. It supports multiple S3-compatible storage classes using flash, disk, and tape media, allowing for a flexible environment that can scale to any capacity and performance requirement. The integration of Quantum Scalar tape libraries as a lower-cost storage class further enhances the efficiency of storing cold and archived data sets.

    “With our Secure Cloud Storage service, we are providing resilient and affordable storage services at any scale, based on Quantum ActiveScale,” says Michael Whelan, managing director of Amidata. “ActiveScale offers us a simple, scalable infrastructure to economically store, access, and protect our customer’s data throughout its lifecycle.”

    Amidata is also considering other Quantum solutions to provide complete end-to-end offerings for data management. For instance, the new Quantum DXi Cloud Share allows the archiving of backup data sets from core, cloud, and edge environments directly to Amidata’s Secure Cloud Storage Service.

    The partnership between Amidata and Quantum has been successful, with a focus on delivering value to customers and managing the increasing amount of generated data. Bruno Hald, the general manager of secondary storage for Quantum, expresses delight in Amidata’s success and looks forward to further collaboration in expanding their service offerings.

    With the implementation of ActiveScale, Amidata is prepared to offer secure and efficient cloud storage services that meet the evolving needs of organizations across Australia.

    Definitions:
    – Managed services provider: A company that remotely manages a customer’s IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems
    – Object storage: A method of storing and retrieving unstructured data in which each item is assigned a unique identifier and placed in a flat address space or “bucket”
    – Backup-as-a-Service: A service that provides data backups on a subscription basis, often offered by third-party providers
    – Ransomware attacks: Cyberattacks in which the attacker encrypts the victim’s data and demands a ransom to decrypt it
    – Scalability: The ability of a system or service to handle increasing workloads or accommodate growth
    – S3-compatible storage classes: Different storage tiers or levels based on performance, durability, and cost, compatible with the Amazon S3 storage service
    – Tape media: Magnetic tape used for long-term data storage and archiving
    – End-to-end offerings: Comprehensive solutions that cover the entire process or lifecycle from start to finish

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