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Iron Mountain boosts LiveVault scalability with version 7



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
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cloud backup
storage vendors

Saying it’s looking to appeal to larger shops with its online data backup service, Iron Mountain Digital released version 7.0 of its LiveVault SaaS product today¬†with new support for multithreaded applications and larger data sets.

Previously, LiveVault’s “sweet spot” was protecting servers up to 1 TB, according to Jackie Su, senior product marketing manager for Iron Mountain Digital. The new version will protect up to 7 TB thanks to beefier processors and memory in the LiveVault TurboRestore on-site appliance, and the Data Shuttle option becoming a built-in feature. Previously, if users wanted to transport large data sets on portable hard drives, it was done only on request in special circumstances. The new TurboRestore appliance can now hold up to 24 TB of disk, and has a 64-bit memory cache.

Iron Mountain claims it’s seen growing adoption of cloud data protection in midsized enterprises among its customer base for LiveVault, citing this shift as the reason for its scalability updates with this release, but did not provide a specific number of midsized customers, percentage of growth in those customers compared with last year, or average deal size, though chief marketing officer TM Ravi said deal sizes are growing, which “indicates we’re covering larger and larger environments.”

Online data backup so far has been among the most popular uses of cloud data storage, particularly among enterprise users, but according to Storage Magazine’s most recent storage purchasing survey, “it’s still more hype than happening”.

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