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Cobalt Iron Launches Compass 4.1

By September 17, 2018 Press Release


LAWRENCE, KS | September 18, 2018

Cobalt Iron, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based data protection, announces the landmark 4.1 release of its Compass platform, which provides software-defined enterprise class data protection, automation, management, and predictive event remediation, regardless of workload or infrastructure. Compass 4.1, the 7th and most significant release to date, features support for all enterprise operating environments, including VMware, Hyper-V, physical environments such as Linux, iSeries and Windows; and IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alibaba Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. For applications, Compass 4.1 provides simplification and automation of SAP HANA, DB2, MS SQL, and Oracle backup and restore.

According to polling results from Gartner, Inc.'s Data Center Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit, 32% of IT leaders reported that developing a private/public/hybrid cloud strategy is the largest data center challenge they face.

“Compass 4.1 delivers on the promises of multi-cloud data protection services from virtual to physical to cloud. Clients are no longer captive to legacy proprietary hardware and application software platforms. Compass 4.1 delivers scalability and analytic-driven automation via SaaS platform at half the cost of legacy providers.” Richard Spurlock, CEO and Founder.

With the introduction of Compass 4.1, Cobalt Iron delivers key capabilities for data protection modernization while eliminating proprietary software and hardware solutions:

  • Multi-cloud and cross-cloud support for Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure
  • Global management via a single pane of glass
  • ServiceNow, LDAP, Active Directory, and Remedy integration via RESTful API
  • Granular role-based data protection provisioning
  • SLA policy management
  • Bill/show/charge back management - including accounting billing codes/tenant usage

Compass 4.1 provides a single, unified provisioning, policy management, and reporting user experience to deliver data protection from 1 TB to 100 PB+ with on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud infrastructure. In addition, Compass 4.1 eliminates the daily complexity of managing multiple backup applications running on a wide variety of server and storage resources. Finally, Compass 4.1 provides data protection flexibility and agility so that companies can escape the legacy infrastructure complexity and unharnessed cost explosion.

“Cobalt Iron modernizes IBM Spectrum Protect / TSM, and is highly regarded by IBM. It accelerates the backup process and simplifies management tasks for our TSM customers.”

Chris Dedham, Mainline Information System

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