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Web Host NaviSite Launches EMC Atmos-Backed Cloud Storage Service

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Web hosting company NaviSite announced on Monday it has introduced NaviCloud Intelligent Storage that enables enterprises to store, manage, and protect distributed, unstructured content with a flexible and scalable solution.

The service is the latest in a series of cloud offerings NaviSite has launched this year, which includes its new self-service storage features, as well as launching its cloud-based desktop-as-a-service offering to deliver virtual desktop services, powered by Desktone.

NCIS provides users with a managed, secure and reliable managed cloud storage solution that complements existing storage and retention requirements while also addressing several new business needs around mobility and on-demand storage.

Using the EMC Atmos cloud storage platform, NCIS allows NaviSite to offer a scalable, pay-per-use storage-as-a-service.

The storage service offers mobile file share and endpoint backup, allowing users to secure and access their data from anywhere in the world and from any compatible device.

The archival storage and recovery function eliminates the need for forklift backup upgrades or replacement by connecting existing backup platform to NCIS for long term backup and archiving.

Finally, NCIS’ network attached storage extension lets users to achive existing file systems in a manner that allows for longer use of legacy systems.

“NaviSite recognizes the rapidly increasing data storage needs of today’s enterprises and is excited to add such a robust and flexible storage solution to our existing portfolio,” said Chris Patterson, product manager, NaviSite. “NaviCloud Intelligent Storage is a cornerstone to providing our customers with scalable and secure mobile cloud storage, big data archival, and business continuity and disaster recovery solutions.”

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Justin Lee has been a staff analyst with theWHIR since 2004. He writes about a range of web hosting and IT-related issues facing the industry on the WHIR website, as well the print version of the WHIR magazine. Follow him on Twitter @Justin_theWHIR.

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