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HYCU Launches New Cloud-Native Backup as a Service for AWS – Free Tier for Life

August 23, 2022

We are excited to announce the availability of a new Free Tier of HYCU Protégé for AWS. This is a purpose-built cloud-native backup as a service for AWS, for free.

As customers accelerate cloud adoption, the most common entry point is running applications on AWS instances. They either migrate to the cloud or start a clean cloud native journey. In either case, they are accelerating the presence of business-critical workloads on the cloud.

Public cloud vendors are very clear about the shared responsibility model – i.e., explicitly stating that you, the customer,are responsible for your data. Although public clouds have a resilient infrastructure, your applications and their data are your responsibility. This means, you need to protect yourself against:

  • Accidental deletions
  • Logical failures 
  • Outages
  • Ransomware attacks

A free service to protect AWS EC2 instances

Until now, the most cost-effective solution customers had was to leverage native snapshots in the cloud and write scripts to perform basic backup operations. Some of the challenges with that approach are:

  • You need to write scripts, test them, and perform continuous maintenance
  • Performing granular recoveries (file, folders,and disks) require extensive work and scripts
  • You don’t have an easy way to tell if your instances are protected
  • Knowing where your backups and protection status at all times would require 24x7 monitoring
  • You need to write scripts to automate the creation of copies or Disaster Recovery Instances across regions

Now you can solve all those issues with the free-tier and fully managed service of HYCU Protégé for AWS. You are probably wondering, what’s the catch? There is no catch. We provide the free tier of service, and you pay AWS for any snapshot cost along with temporary instances that are required to take the backup. No payment to HYCU for this free tier. Best of all, the data is always with you and all that HYCU does for you is logged right in your AWS logs.

For customers who have additional needs like compliance, long-term retention, ransomware protection or need to cost optimize, we have paid tiers of service and you are welcome to try it with no obligation.

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Learn more about the free tier of service here or just subscribe for free by visiting this page. Don’t worry, you don’t need a credit card or billing rights.

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