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  • October 19, 2020
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Flexential partners with Wasabi to offer archival data protection

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation services, cloud and connectivity, is adding Flexential Archive Storage to the company’s growing family of data protection offerings by collaborating with Wasabi.

This new solution marks Flexential’s continued investment in data protection and the evolution of products designed to help businesses during this new “Working from Home” era, according to the vendor.

“At Flexential, we understand that not all data is created equal,” said chief operating officer of cloud and managed services, Mike Fuhrman, Flexential. “Our ultimate promise to our customers is to give them flexibility when it comes to their data. With Flexential Archive Storage, we are fulfilling that promise by extending our data protection portfolio, making it possible to store data according to its criticality to the business.”

Flexential Archive Storage is specially designed for unstructured data such as video footage, backup solution tape replacement, images, and documents that are not retrieved often but need to be stored safely and securely.

Many businesses and organizations store data not accessed frequently due to data retention policies or legal mandates that govern how long data must be retained.

Flexential Archive Storage provides a scalable and cost-effective option that meets regulations for data protection and retention while also keeping the data accessible as needed.

Flexential and Wasabi are also announcing a joint offering located in Flexential’s Dallas - Plano data center, to expand the Wasabi service to the southern and central parts of the United States.

This new Central Region will service expanding data needs in the central and southern U.S. and complement Wasabi’s existing footprint in the west in Oregon and in the east in Virginia. 

The combined solution empowers enterprises to store more data for less and reduce IT budgets, so businesses can focus their time and capital on other core objectives.

“With Wasabi, Flexential can offer hot storage performance for archival storage with really simple pricing. Storing large amounts of archival data can be a burden for any company, particularly those where data must be stored for long periods of time to meet regulatory requirements. Since there's less need for complex tiers of storage, applications and architecture are greatly simplified,” said David Friend, Wasabi CEO. “Flexential is one of the first data center providers to add cloud storage as a core service for their data center customers. Every customer needs some amount of storage and Flexential can now provide that storage at a cost that is lower than owning and operating traditional hardware storage.”

Flexential Archive Storage is part of a broader portfolio of object-based storage options that gives customers the flexibility to subscribe to the storage solution that best suits their data needs according to its criticality to the business and retrieval and compliance requirements. This enhancement to the portfolio makes Flexential a one-stop shop for data protection requirements, outfitting a wide range of data protection use cases.

For more information about this news, visit www.flexential.com.

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