XenData’s Managed Service for Microsoft Azure Hybrid Storage

XenData, a data storage solutions provider, launches its managed hybrid cloud service that combines the XenData Cloud File Gateway and Microsoft Azure Storage. The combined solution allows existing file-based applications to use cloud storage without the need for modification.

XenData’s Cloud File Gateway has policies that keep frequently accessed files on local storage, which maximizes restore rates and minimizes both cloud access costs and internet bandwidth usage.

The XenData Cloud File Gateway is also available to organizations that have their own Azure accounts. In these cases, the gateway subscription may be purchased individually online or via an authorized XenData reseller partner. For organizations that do not have an Azure account, the managed service is an attractive solution.

At installation, the complete hybrid storage system is configured by XenData, including setup of the Azure storage subscription. XenData serves as the single point of contact to give technical support for the complete hybrid storage system covering both the XenData Cloud File Gateway and the Azure storage service. For monthly billing, XenData also provides a single contact point for any billing questions related to the bundled Gateway subscription and Azure storage service.

“By introducing a fully managed service, we can deliver a hybrid cloud storage solution that minimizes the need for in-house expertise in our user community,” said Phil Storey, XenData CEO and co-founder. “Yet, we still deliver the benefits of hybrid storage, including fast access to frequently used content from local RAID and virtually unlimited capacity within the cloud.”

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