N2WS Backup & Recovery
Data Centre ICT Cloud Storage Innovation of the Year
Entry Description
N2WS leverages AWS-native snapshot technology to fully automate backup of Amazon EC2, EBS, RDS, Redshift, Aurora, DynamoDB, EFS and S3. It has been the leading storage solution on the AWS Marketplace since 2012, providing very flexible backup scheduling and 1-click disaster recovery to restore a single file or entire environment in less than 30 seconds, across multiple regions and/or accounts. N2WS optimizes RTO/RPO, supports multi-tenancy for large, complex environments and enables customers to lifecycle EBS snapshots into Amazon S3 and/or Glacier for long term retention. N2WS Backup & Recovery was built specifically for AWS and is consistently top rated, with established customer satisfaction and proven scalability. N2WS adds capabilities based on customers' needs and provides a multitude of features which competitors lack such as support for ANY size AWS environment, multi-tenancy to help organizations manage multiple accounts, ANY type of recovery scenario and providing TRUE disaster recovery (both cross region/cross account).

As more enterprises in the cloud, data loss, outages and malicious attacks become inevitable vulnerabilities. Scaling data and varying requirements become complex, as is the need to meet compliance regulations and optimize costs. This breeds an environment too complicated for manual scripts. N2WS allows customers to 'set it and forget it'. They have effortlessly managed petabytes worth of data, saved themselves from attacks/outages/errors and managed storage costs, all because N2WS provides secure, rapid data recovery and easy management for all services all under one console.

N2WS is installed as an AMI, running as an Amazon EC2 instance inside the customer’s AWS environment – all backups are 100% AWS native and non-proprietary, with the user maintaining complete data sovereignty and control within their own AWS account. The installation process takes <15 minutes and involves simply launching an instance from which the user can then completely back up their entire AWS environment with a few clicks.

The new UI provides an intuitive single pane of glass for all AWS services being currently backed up with cost transparency and without any need to toggle back and forth within the AWS console.

N2WS changes the game with its groundbreaking near-zero RTO/RPO. Customers can recover in mere seconds and backup every 5 minutes.
Another game changer it N2WS' ability to immediately archive to both Glacier/Deep Archive (previous versions provided S3 storage tier support). N2WS spins up an optimized 'worker instance' to cheaply and efficiently move snapshots to colder storage tiers. By automating complex data lifecycle management and saving on long-term storage costs (up to 90%), they can quite literally 'forget' about their backup procedures.

It was crucial for many of our customers to demonstrate in real time to auditors and management that a timely recovery in the event of a disaster has been carefully planned for. Recovery Scenarios and its Dry run feature minimizes downtime (not to mention heart palpitations and auditor inquiries) if an urgent recovery is needed.

N2WS Backup & Recovery has been dubbed the Next Generation Backup and Recovery for AWS due to its unique Disaster Recovery orchestration, data lifecycle management and significant cost savings capabilities. Exponentially scaling data is not an issue as N2WS' underlying mechanism manages a handful virtual machines tantamount to managing complex backup schedules for thousands of AWS EC2 instances.

Customers like DB Systel, for example, were using manual scripts to manage cloud storage for Deutsche Bahn, the 2nd largest global transport service in the world. They knew this process couldn't scale. With N2WS, they easily manage .5PB worth of data maintaining trust and preventing downtime for their billions of daily commuters.
N2WS emphasized solving the cloud waste problem plaguing many AWS customers. Gett Taxi has boasted >$100K annual savings by implementing Resource Control.

N2WS has over a decade of experience helping customers to protect their AWS environment, while meeting budget objectives that are not available elsewhere including: bulk, one-click recovery with dry run capability, automated resource scheduling for lower compute costs, archiving to Amazon S3/Glacier for long term retention savings and the option to delete EBS snapshots after copying to cold storage tiers.

N2WS has a large and loyal customer base which spans many verticals who are not only successfully backing up their AWS environment and sleeping soundly knowing their scaling workloads are backed up frequently, they are able to utilize the many cost saving features and save up to 00% on their monthly AWS bill. Flagship customers include Coca-Cola, NASA, Schneider Electric, Deloitte, Cisco, IBM, Dyson, Time, Oracle and the UK Home Office.
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