Google Enterprise Partner offers managed cloud storage solution that delivers migration, monitoring, and 24/7 support.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—June 12, 2014—Agosto Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based consulting and application development, today announced the launch of its new product, Cloud Storage Gateway (CSG), a managed cloud storage solution that extends a company’s existing backup systems, migrating stored data to the cloud. CSG will be a featured topic at the Google I/O Extended Minneapolis event taking place on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Agosto’s Minneapolis headquarters.
CSG is designed for IT leaders who need a better way to manage their company’s growing data storage footprint. It allows them to reallocate primary data storage from network attached storage (NAS) drives, costly storage area network (SAN) drives, and remote site tape data storage. CSG also eliminates the need for expensive secondary data storage, and physically reduces a company’s data center sprawl. Agosto client ICOM Productions, a Calgary-based learning solutions provider, was struggling with the burden of accommodating its growing data storage needs.
“As ICOM grows, we are constantly evaluating how to best store and protect the sensitive information that our clients entrust us with every day,” said Dr. Jared Tabler, Vice President, People & Marketing, at ICOM Productions. “Agosto had already helped us implement Google Apps, which was the easiest technology rollout I have ever been a part of. When we started looking at cloud storage solutions, we knew Agosto was the right partner. Agosto’s Cloud Storage Gateway is helping take our business to the next level—not just for our needs today, but for our future growth as well.”
CSG plugs into a network like any other drive. A fully encrypted copy of a company’s data is stored in the cloud, while an intelligent cache assures that frequently used data is quickly accessible locally. The on-demand cloud data storage is safe, secure and readily accessible. CSG includes support for disaster recovery if on-site data is lost or compromised.
“As a company’s storage footprint grows, IT departments are forced to spend more time managing storage—procuring, provisioning, maintaining and upgrading—as well as backing up and protecting all of those systems,” said Agosto President Aric Bandy. “Agosto designed CSG to relieve IT departments of that burden, so they can focus on more business critical matters.”
CSG is available immediately for an all-inclusive price, with no capital expenditure. The flat monthly fee includes the on-premise hardware and software, the migration of data to the cloud, ongoing verification, maintenance, and round-the-clock support. IT departments can escape the tape and other physical storage solutions that can be expensive and difficult to maintain.
Agosto was recently named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform.
About Agosto Inc.
Founded in 2001, Agosto is one of the world’s most experienced Google Enterprise Partners and cloud product development firms. Based in Minneapolis, and with offices in Toronto, Agosto was an early Google Apps provider (2007) and remains committed to providing IT services including Google Apps deployment, and building products on Google Cloud Platform. The company also deploys Google Enterprise Search solutions and provides managed services and support. In 2013 Agosto was named for the third time to the Inc. 500 | 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. Agosto’s clients include Corel, The Second City and EllisDon. Follow us at twitter.com/goAgosto.