PSA, the consortium of professional systems integrators, announces the addition of Seagate Recovery Services to the partners in its Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program. The MSSP program is designed to help systems integrators diversify their service offerings and realise the full potential and benefits of a managed services business model. Data recovery services “Seagate Recovery Services is a wonderful addition to our vendor line up as the Seagate Rescue product accounts for the data recovery services that are so necessary to the success of any managed services program,” said Dan Dunkel, managing director of PSA’s MSSP program. “The reality is, twenty-five percent of PC users lose data annually, so Rescue is a product everyone needs to help avoid negative ramifications.” With Seagate Rescue, businesses get their critical data back as soon as possible without having to recreate it. The user simply sends the hard drive to Seagate Recovery Services and their team performs data recovery services on the drive in a secure, clean lab. Cloud-based cybersecurity solutions The recovered data is then encrypted on a new drive and sent back to the user. “PSA customers understand the value of what they store on their systems. We are excited that Rescue Data Recovery Service Plans will offer an extra level of protection for their data,” said Paul Steele, general manager of Seagate Recovery Services. PSA’s MSSP program will hinge on uniting partners in cybersecurity and cloud-based security solutions, offering training and certification opportunities and financing options with assistance from PSA.
Seagate Technology PLC announced a partnership with Tape Ark, enabling businesses around the world to migrate tape-archived data to the cloud using secure and proven processes. Thus, valuable latent data can be restored, preserved and once again made instantly accessible. Seagate’s Lyve Data Services, powered by Tape Ark, will be moving these legacy data archives online, bringing massive datasets back to life, thereby extracting tremendous value and enabling businesses to mine their data for significant insights. Analysing data stored on tape archives According to Tape Ark’s research, there are estimated to be over 1 billion tapes stored in physical offsite locations. Much of this data is at risk, not easily accessible, and may suffer from decay, deterioration and even permanent loss. Activating and analysing the data stored on tape archives, some of which is decades-old, can be of high value to both public and private organisations. Activating and analysing the data stored on tape archives can be of high value to both public and private organisations“With Seagate’s expertise, zettabytes of data can be migrated to cloud platforms. On a global scale, using new edge hardware solutions, we will securely transport the data enabling businesses to recover, access, index, and analyse their tape-stored archived data,” said Paul Steele, senior director of Seagate’s Lyve Data Services. “By moving this data to the cloud, previously inaccessible data can be put to work using technologies such as AI, industry 4.0 and other analytical tools.” Potential and worth of inaccessible data This partnership enables organisations from all industries to regain access to their data, potentially turning a stagnant cost centre into a valuable business asset. Once data is liberated and ingested into the public cloud, it becomes available to the application of data analytics; thus, empowering companies to exploit the inherent potential and worth of previously inaccessible data. “Our vision is to give client data back to the client and make it instantly and economically accessible to them where and when they want it,” said Guy Holmes, Tape Ark founder and chief executive officer. “Ingesting these data sets into the cloud puts them back in control of their data assets and potentially turns an inaccessible, decaying cost centre into a valuable revenue stream.”