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Pure Storage announces ObjectEngine, a new platform for data recovery via flash and the cloud, which enables companies to restore data faster than ever before. ObjectEngine is based on technology from the recently acquired StorReduce.

With ObjectEngine we are launching the first flash-to-flash-to-cloud platform for data protection, says Marco Bal, principal systems engineer at Pure Storage Benelux. The combination of flash and cloud was not yet available for data recovery, because it was not cost effective. I do now.

ObjectEngine builds on StorReduce’s depuplication technology, which was acquired by Pure Storage in August last year. It allows companies to easily and cost-effectively back up data to flash systems and the public cloud and restore it in no time at all.

Strategic data

The data is written to flash, so it can be recovered faster. In addition, a copy is also made in the cloud for long-term retention. In the cloud, the data can also be used for other applications, such as analytics, AI or dev tests, explains Bal.

Traditional data protection is usually done on a disk-to-disk-to-tape basis. Regularly accessed data is parked on hard drives, while historical data and backup data are written to tape. Today, however, historical data is becoming increasingly strategic for companies and must be directly accessible at all times.

Two variants

With current solutions, it can take hours or even days for business-critical data to be restored. That makes it almost impossible to achieve contemporary SLAs, says Bal. Consumers rely on real-time services and fast data recovery is necessary to get information back into production as quickly as possible.

ObjectEngine works with existing backup software such as Veritas, Veeam and Commfvault, and has a much smaller footprint than older backup solutions. This is not unimportant given the explosive growth of data.

The product comes in two variants: a physical appliance that can be installed on-premises (ObjectEngine//A) and a cloud variant in combination with AWS S3 (ObjectEngine//Cloud). ObjectEngine//A offers data recovery at 25 TB per hour or 15 TB per hour with deduplication. ObjectEngine//Cloud can be scaled up to more than 100 TB per hour.

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