by Lyle Smith Smart Cloud and Lean Local Copy Announced; Appliance-Free Approach to Hybrid Cloud Backup has announced the launch of its appliance-free approach to hybrid cloud backup featuring Smart Cloud and new Lean Local Copy technology.'s Smart Cloud puts an end to the need for a local appliance by integrating the functionality of backup, snapshot and replication technology. With the new Lean Local Copy feature, Smart Cloud advances the hybrid cloud model to give fast, reliable data backup and recovery at a fraction of the cost of backup alone. is built with enterprise-grade 3-in-1 backup, disaster recovery, and archiving. Because this SaaS-based solution eliminates issues like cost and management complexities associated with appliance hardware, it is specifically attractive to small and medium businesses, enterprises with distributed office locations, and managed service providers (MSPs). With the solution, remote offices and MSPs are no longer have to purchase and manage multiple appliances across distributed locations, and business of any size can now attain enterprise-grade data protection at a reasonable rate.'s solution was built from the ground up with integrated backup, snapshot, and replication technology integrated into its Smart Cloud as well as its lightweight agents. As a result, it removes the need for appliances and reduced the local storage footprint, which allows the offsite backup and recovery to be significantly faster, efficient, and simpler to deploy and manage.

Lean Local Copy gives companies the ability to store their most recent copy of large files within their local storage environment so that critical data is accessible as efficiently as possible. Snapshot and replication resides within the Smart Cloud, enabling customers to restore and recover their data from either the cloud or their local network copy easily, without the need of third party hardware or software.

Another new feature is flexible API Scripting, which extends's plug-in architecture to accommodate extra functionality or applications as required by companies. This gives enterprises or MSPs the ability to deliver added value to their customers in specialized environments, such as in healthcare or in the legal industry allowing them customize the solution to meet market-specific requirements.

Pricing and Availability DataProtect with Lean Local Copy and flexible API Scripting is now available at a starting price of $225 per month. The cost includes unlimited licenses, 24x7 US-based support, and 500GB of enterprise-grade secure online storage. Product Page

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