Wheelings & Dealings: A Cloud to Combat the Storm

By Kathleen Delaney

Persistent Systems developed rCloud, a cloud-based disaster recovery service. Persistent systems has partnered with Dell to bring disaster-based recovery services in rCloud to a wider market. 

Benefits of the Agreement for Dell 

Dell’s AppAssure data protection service will continue to provide on-site data recovery. The agreement will allow Dell to offer cloud-based recovery services to its customers without having to reinvent the wheel. The AppAssure software with Dell won’t change for users who don’t want to use the cloud. However, Dell benefits from being able to offer cloud-based disaster recovery service from a time-tested and internationally known cloud backup firm.

Benefits of the Agreement for Persistent Systems 

Persistant Systems rCloud benefits from this arrangement by partnering with a large American company whose customer base wants cloud based computing. Many AppAssure customers will end up using rCloud, generating cash flow for the Indian firm without it having to market itself in the U.S. against other tech giants. 

Benefits for American Consumers 

It is not yet know if Dell’s customers appreciate storing data with Persistent Systems, instead of an American cloud computing firm. Choosing an international firm for cloud backups may or may not improve user privacy. The privacy protection and data security is possibly even greater because Persistent Systems doesn’t use Baseband Digital Reverse technology by Cisco but its own information technology. 

The AppAssure backups can be used to create virtual disks that permit users to immediately boot off the rCloud recovery environment. Restoration time is dramatically improved. Those that want to use cloud-based recovery systems can use the combined AppAssure and rCloud tool suite instead of migrating to a third party tool to backup data to the cloud and hoping it is compatible. AppAssure users will be able to import machines saved to an AppAssure core in 15 minutes. This process may improve when AppAssure and rCloud are seamlessly integrated. 

Dell improves one of its core products without having to spend months re-coding it for cloud-based recovery. Persistent Systems through this agreement gains access to a larger market through a major American IT company, Dell. And American consumers benefit from seamless integration between a commonly used backup software suite and cloud recovery systems. With the dark clouds of persistent hack attacks and a growing reliance on internet based applications and data transfers, rCloud could save Dell’s customers time, money and headache – and perhaps even their entire operations. 

Edited by Alisen Downey
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