CloudLanes (www.cloudlanes.com), a new cloud storage player, is starting a new data protection offering structured around the cloud. The company, co-founded by Asif Moinuddin, started in January 2016 as a merger with SMS (Storage Migration Services) is developing a cloud-based data vaulting solutions connected to Microsoft Azure.
CloudLanes offers 2 software products - CL1000 and CL1500 - running as a VM guest on VMware ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V, exposing a iSCSI VTL emulating an STK L80 tape library, 2500 tapes cartridges of 400GB each, 8 LTO6 drives and able to manage 1PB per instance. The difference between the second resides in the Compliance capability of the second model with audit trails, tape import/export and encryption with AES-256. Both flavors supports Microsoft DPM, CommVault, Veeam, Veritas NetBackup & Backup Exec, IBM Spectrum Protect and Dell Software Net Vault. This is interesting approach that doesn't need any changes for the backup software and could represent an good option for enterprise and/or Microsoft Azure customers.