Adoption of cloud is enabling many organizations to reduce their data center costs and increase their agility and flexibility using a model where they can scale resources based on demand and only pay only for those used. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leader in provisioning of compute and storage resources and a strategic partner for our cloud-based solutions.
Using AWS storage for backup and archive can offer significant advantages over using traditional on-premise disc and tape storage.
Blue River provides backup and archive solutions using either or both public and private cloud giving you a choice of where you store your data based on your requirements for data security, security and management. Data can be backed up directly to AWS S3 or Glacier storage or with our Mallard for NetApp and AWS to NetApp private cloud storage. Backing up and archiving to cloud eliminates the need for continuous capacity planning and capital for equipment. Our solutions are tailored to end user’s retention, availability and security requirements.
Our cloud-based disaster recovery solution eliminates the need for a physical disaster recovery site. In the event of a disaster, EC2 instances are provisioned to run the applications accessing data in either the AWS public cloud environment, or in the NetApp private cloud environment.
Based on customer feedback on the need for detailed monthly billing, reporting and analytics, Blue River has developed a business intelligence portal. Leveraging AWS’ robust API, we are able to customize a portal for each end user to access their accounts and view usage in a granular manner. The portal provides customers with the knowledge necessary to optimize their environment, infrastructure and resources in a manner to best utilize AWS’ range of solutions. Furthermore, this unique solution expands upon AWS’ hierarchical account structure to allow end users to add, view and report on sub accounts with in any given environment.
Our SharePoint Cloud solution combines the benefits of the AWS cloud platform with the additional services and technologies necessary to ensure fast deployment, a high performance environment, strong disaster recovery, additional data security as needed, and a superior end user and administrator experience.
To facilitate customer implementation, Blue River has developed proven pre-configured templates of the core components comprising enterprise SharePoint services. These templates are configured to complement the AWS environment. We then pre-bundle or “stack” additionally required components like intrusion detection software, tools to optimize SharePoint performance in the AWS cloud and strong, fast disaster recovery. This stack can be readily deployed for a variety of different enterprise requirements, scopes and sizes.