LONDON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearpace, the data archive store specialist, http://www.clearpace.com is today launching a cloud-based archive service for structured data - RainStor.
RainStor http://www.rainstor.com allows users to instantly retire legacy applications and archive structured data to the cloud while keeping data secure and instantly accessible. Using Rainstor, organisations can eliminate the layers of cost associated with managing legacy applications: no more software licenses, servers, storage or data centre costs, and the expensive resources needed to keep legacy applications running can be redeployed.
RainStor compresses data by 40x before transferring encrypted data files to private archives in the cloud using the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), providing rapid load times. RainStor supports unlimited full SQL access to the archived data files using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) through industry standard reporting tools and interfaces. The private archives are immutable and protected at all times using AES 256-bit encryption and SSL protocols ensuring archived data is always secure and immediately available.
Legacy applications distract IT resources from mission critical applications, yet increased regulation and business requirements dictate that historic data must be preserved and accessible, says John Bantleman, CEO of Clearpace. RainStor's fully query-enabled, cloud-based data archive service requires no upfront investment allowing users to adopt a pay-as-you-use storage model based on the volume of data that is sent to the cloud.
The current economic imperative is to get cost out of the data centre and do more with less. We believe that the RainStor service delivers a new dimension to the cloud computing market by providing instant application retirement as a fully managed service, added Bantleman.
In April, Clearpace launched the first archive store for structured data to run as a virtual appliance. The NParchive virtual appliance has been designed to run on virtualization platforms from VMware, Microsoft and Xen.
RainStor's capabilities are wrapped into an all-inclusive fee of $1 per gigabyte per month based on how much data is sent to the cloud. Rainstor is offering a free 90 day trial to users of the service.
Clearpace Software Ltd is a software company that provides data archive store solutions for the long-term retention of structured data within the enterprise. Clearpace has become a pioneer in the database archiving market by providing archive stores that are the optimal destination for inactive data that has been removed from production systems.
The Clearpace NParchive software enables organisations with large and growing data estates to massively reduce the cost and complexity of storing historical information while making archived data easily accessible for regulatory, legal and business purposes. Using NParchive, companies are able to store as much as 60x more historical information on commodity hardware. Clearpace serves a variety of industries, including Financial Services, Telecommunications, Energy, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals, Retail and the Public Sector.
For more information visit http://www.clearpace.com
RainStor is a cloud-based archiving service for simply, securely and cost-effectively preserving historical structured data. The RainStor archive service enables companies to send an unlimited amount of inactive data from databases or event logs to a hosted storage platform where it can be retained and searched on demand.
RainStor compresses data by 40x before transferring encrypted data files to the cloud, providing rapid load times and reduced storage cost, while also supporting full SQL access to the archived data files using industry standard reporting tools and interfaces.
RainStor is delivered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis, leveraging cloud infrastructure. The RainStor cloud archive service requires no upfront investment offering a pay-as-you-use model based on the volume of raw data that is sent to the cloud. Rainstor is provided as a service by Clearpace Software.
For more information visit http://www.rainstor.com
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