Note: On Dec. 16, 2020, Igneous was acquired by Rubrik. This Product Brief is intended as reference material for existing Igneous customers; subsequent coverage of the Igneous technology will be included in Evaluator Group’s Rubrik coverage moving forward.
Igneous Systems was started in October 2013 with veterans from Isilon and NetApp. Its first product, initially called Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud and now known as Igneous DataProtect, was launched in October 2016.
DataProtect is a modern scale-out solution designed for archiving, backup, and tiering of unstructured file data to the cloud – replacing multiple purpose-built systems. Additionally, it provides search and discover capabilities that include all data in cloud tiers.
DataProtect protects and manages unstructured file data specifically. It does not support virtual machines (VMs) or structured databases. The product can back up and archive data from Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems via the NFS or SMB/CIFS protocols to a number of public cloud storage services. Applications can read from and write to the object store directly via the S3 application programming interface (API). The product is designed to operate at the scale of many billions of files, hundreds of file systems, and multiple petabytes of data.
Igneous delivers and manages the DataProtect software as-a-service. DataProtect can be deployed as stand-alone on-premises software, on a dedicated appliance with pre-integrated hardware and software components as well as installation and remote management, and as a cloud-delivered subscription through the AWS Marketplace and Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
DataProtect covers three key features – Backup, Archive and Cloud Tiering – as described as follows.
Igneous Data Protect Product Brief Includes:
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