Welcome to Episode 32 of the Cloud Wars Horizon Minute — featuring news and commentary hosted by Acceleration Economy analyst Tom Smith. Each episode provides insights into one or more Innovation Accelerators on the Cloud Wars Horizon. This episode touches on funding rounds for startups that have received $100 million or more in venture capital in recent weeks
00:30 — HYCU offers backup and protection in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. In addition to AWS, HYCU’s services are also available for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, as well as other major private clouds.
00:50 — Free trial offers are commonplace in the cloud world — including among the hyperscale cloud providers. However, those offers tend to include capacity, time, or dollar-value limits and many require submission of a credit card for future billing purposes.
01:10 — HYCU says customers of its Protégé for AWS – Free Tier can use the functionality forever — with no capacity or time limits. Furthermore, the company does not require a credit card to start using the Free Tier and vows to not have salespeople pursuing customers to upgrade to its paid tier.
01:35 — The Free Tier includes:
- Management of snapshots, VM and file-level recovery, recovery across cloud regions, and support from the community. Note that users must pay for their AWS consumption.
The Paid Tier, by contrast, provides:
- Full backups and application protection, storage tiers, immutability, and 24/7 support from HYCU.
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