Cloud Backup for Enterprise Powered by Savvis


Cloud Backup for Enterprise delivers low-cost, high performance data protection leveraging Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage (SSCS) and Riverbed’s Whitewater® Cloud Storage Appliance. With a focus to eliminate the management hassle and dependence on tape-based systems the ”Disk to Disk to Cloud” service can be purchased as a convenient monthly subscription fee. Integrating easily into existing data protection systems, the service can reduce costs up to 50 percent over “Disk to Tape” or “Disk to Disk to Tape”.

With easy deployment, you can begin moving data to cloud storage within an hour of subscribing to the service. Optimized for data protection workloads, this inline solution deduplicates, compresses, encrypts and replicates to SSCS. Data sets over time can be reduced on average up to thirty (30) times which speeds transmission and reduces cloud storage costs.


Cloud Backup for Enterprise provides businesses drop-in access to public cloud storage with local-like performance without changes to the existing backup infrastructure. Simply change the target of the backup application to the Whitewater appliance, and the service manages the deduplication, encryption and transmission to SSCS. No changes to existing backup jobs, policies, or schedules are required. Key features include:

  • Streamline operations: Eliminate tape, tape management, and vaulting with real-time replication to the cloud freeing administrators and allowing them to focus on high value IT projects
  • Seamless deployment: The appliance connects to all leading data protection applications providing easy integration into the existing data protection environments with no changes to the existing infrastructure required
  • Reduced storage and bandwidth costs: Both industry-leading WAN optimization technologies and in-line deduplication result in lower cloud storage fees and faster data transmission
  • End-to-end security: Data is secured in-flight using SSLv3, and at rest using AES 256 bit encryption to create complete end-to-end security with the flexibility to restore data to any location while encryption keys are kept safe within the datacenter under administrator control
  • Fast restores: The most recent and often accessed data is cached locally to greatly increase restore speeds
  • Real-time replication: All backup data is quickly and safely stored in the cloud and synchronization is ensured between the cloud and the locally cached dataset to provide superior data protection
  • In Country Data Centers: SOC 1 (SSAE 16 / ISAE 16) and globally consistent ITIL practices in the United States and Canada with 99.99% Financially-Backed Availability SLA

Technical Specifications

  • The service supports a large array of backup applications:
    • CA ARCserve
    • Commvault Simpana
    • EMC Networker
    • HP Data Protector
    • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Oracle Database Server
    • Symantec Backup Exec
    • Symantec NetBackup
    • Veeam Backup & Replication
    • Dell vRanger Pro [Quest / Vizioncore]
  • Backup data is received from the backup server over CIFS or NFS interface
  • Maximum LAN throughput, aggregate 250GB / Hr
  • Write, read, and delete objects containing from 1 byte to 5 terabytes of data each
  • The number of objects that can be stored is unlimited
  • Information is deduplicated, encrypted, compressed and cached locally to speed restores
  • Data is encrypted data both in-flight to the Cloud with SSL v3, as well as at rest using 256-bit AES encryption with the customer managing the encryption key
  • Each object is stored in cloud storage and retrieved via a unique assigned key
  • Authentication mechanisms are provided to ensure that data is kept secure from unauthorized access

Packages & Pricing

This service is available in the United States and Canada. All pricing for the packaged offerings are listed as suggested retail price (SRP) in the native country currency.

1 TB Package
2 TB Package
3 TB Package
4 TB Package
1024 GB SSCS
Stored Data
2048 GB SSCS
Stored Data
3072 GB SSCS
Stored Data
4096 GB SSCS
Stored Data
1 TB Recommended Local Disk Cache2 TB Recommended Local Disk Cache2 TB Recommended Local Disk Cache2 TB Recommended Local Disk Cache
100 GB Transfers out200 GB Transfers out300 GB Transfers out400 GB Transfers out
$714/month CAN$
$1,099/month CAN$
$1,506/month CAN$
$1,825/month CAN$

8 TB Package
16 TB Package
24 TB Package
32 TB Package
8192 GB SSCS
Stored Data
16384 GB SSCS
Stored Data
24576 GB SSCS
Stored Data
32768 GB SSCS
Stored Data
4 TB Recommended Local Disk Cache4 TB Recommended Local Disk Cache8 TB Recommended Local Disk Cache8 TB Recommended Local Disk Cache
800 GB Transfers out1600 GB Transfers out2400 GB Transfers out3200 GB Transfers out
$2,475/month CAN$
$4,125/month CAN$
$6,050/month CAN$
$8,525/month CAN$

Pacakge Features:

  • Includes Riverbed Whitewater Cloud Storage Virtual Appliance
  • Additional data transfers out at $0.15/GB; CAN $0.165/GB
  • Upgrades within the same cache size to larger cloud capacity are supported