Volume 9, Number 44 -- December 8, 2009

Kisco Adds File Encryption to Amazon Cloud DR Offering

Published: December 8, 2009

by Alex Woodie

System i shops that are deploying Kisco Information Systems i2S3 cloud-based backup and recovery service, which offers an i OS interface to Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3), will now be able to encrypt the i OS backups they upload to the Amazon cloud, and decrypt them during recovery.

Kisco launched its i2S3 offering two months ago as an easy and affordable way for System i shops to get their critical backups offsite. The offering includes a set of i OS commands that mimic the platform's native save and restore commands. But instead of saving backup objects to a tape drive, disk, or other local device, i2S3 sends the backups to Amazon's S3 cloud.

With last week's launch of i2S3 Release 1.02, Kisco added support for encrypted backup sets, which will widen the potential base of users for this product.

According to Kisco, entire backup sets are encrypted prior to transmission to Amazon S3. Encryption keys are dynamically created during save processing and stored on the System i, the vendor says, and when an encrypted save set is restored, the saved key will safely decrypt the data.

Licenses for i2S3 range from $1,295 for a single System i server or logical partition, or $2,195 for an unlimited number of System i servers or LPARs. Customers must also buy storage from Amazon S3. Pricing for S3 starts at $.15 per gigabyte stored, and $0.10 per GB transferred in, and $.017 per GB transferred out.

For more information on i2S3, visit www.kisco.com.


Cloud Storage Services Make their Way to the i OS Midrange

                     Post this story to del.icio.us
               Post this story to Digg
    Post this story to Slashdot

Sponsored By

"The System i Encryption Company"

Simplify your compliance issues with PCI, HIPAA, Sox, and state data privacy laws with:

                                          · Complete data security solutions
                                          · Informative webinars, whitepapers & videos
                                          · Compliance tools, and more!

Click here for your customized Data Privacy Compliance Report

Editor: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik,
Shannon O'Donnell, Timothy Prickett Morgan
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
Contact the Editors: To contact anyone on the IT Jungle Team
Go to our contacts page and send us a message.

Sponsored Links

ARCAD Software:  December 17 Webinar - Make Testing Simple: accelerate audit compliance
PowerTech:  Get your FREE System i Compliance Assessment today!
Manta Technologies:  Year-End SALE! 40% off the complete library and all combo packs. Ends Jan 15


IT Jungle Store Top Book Picks

Easy Steps to Internet Programming for AS/400, iSeries, and System i: List Price, $49.95
The iSeries Express Web Implementer's Guide: List Price, $49.95
The System i RPG & RPG IV Tutorial and Lab Exercises: List Price, $59.95
The System i Pocket RPG & RPG IV Guide: List Price, $69.95
The iSeries Pocket Database Guide: List Price, $59.00
The iSeries Pocket SQL Guide: List Price, $59.00
The iSeries Pocket Query Guide: List Price, $49.00
The iSeries Pocket WebFacing Primer: List Price, $39.00
Migrating to WebSphere Express for iSeries: List Price, $49.00
Getting Started With WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries: List Price, $89.00
Getting Started with WebSphere Express for iSeries: List Price, $49.00
Can the AS/400 Survive IBM?: List Price, $49.00
Chip Wars: List Price, $29.95

The Four Hundred
Power Systems i: Thinking Inside the Box

Higher ASPs Help the Server Racket Perk Up a Little

Smart Market ISVs Find Few Leads in Early Going

As I See It: Al and Me

Vision Sees Positive Trends for HA/DR in Second 'State of Resilience' Report

Four Hundred Guru
Retrieving and Storing SQL Source for DB2 Database Objects


Admin Alert: Creating a High-Priority Batch Subsystem

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
Full iSeries Events Calendar

System i PTF Guide
November 28, 2009: Volume 11, Number 48

November 21, 2009: Volume 11, Number 47

November 14, 2009: Volume 11, Number 46

November 7, 2009: Volume 11, Number 45

October 31, 2009: Volume 11, Number 44

October 24, 2009: Volume 11, Number 43

October 17, 2009: Volume 11, Number 42

TPM at The Register
Red Hat revs real-time MRG Linux to 1.2

IBM thinks outside the box with containerized data centres

Novell to mashup management tools

Stealth: Dell's other server business

Midrange, big iron take the Q3 hits

Concurrent unhoods RedHawk Linux 5.4

rPath heaves Javelin at Red Hat

Sun VirtualBox gets live migration

Server sales stabilizing, says study

Fujitsu gung-ho on eight-core 'Venus' Sparc

IBM shows off Power7 HPC monster

Super Micro primes 'Magny-Cours' Opterons


Patrick Townsend Security Solutions
RJS Software Systems

Printer Friendly Version

Fiserv 2.0 Banks on the Reliability of Power Systems

Quadrant Eases Installation, Lowers Price on IntelliChief

TMW Systems Buys Innovative Computing, Including 300 i OS Customers

Databorough Unveils 'Lite' Version of Application Analysis Tool

10ZiG Acquires BOSaNOVA System i Connectivity Products

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Infor Taps Quadrant for Document Management Deal . . . Public Beta Begins for Zend Server for i . . . Kisco Adds File Encryption to Amazon Cloud DR Offering . . . ACOM Delivers a Web Log of E-Mail and Fax Activity . . . iMessaging Integrates i OS Application with Nortel Call Center Software . . .

Four Hundred Stuff


Subscription Information:
You can unsubscribe, change your email address, or sign up for any of IT Jungle's free e-newsletters through our Web site at http://www.itjungle.com/sub/subscribe.html.

Copyright © 1996-2009 Guild Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Guild Companies, Inc., 50 Park Terrace East, Suite 8F, New York, NY 10034

Privacy Statement