Igneous Inc. released it software-only version of DataProtect, a backup and archive service that writes data directly to any Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 storage (S3, Standard-IA, Glacier, Glacier Deep Archive). Glacier Deep Archive allows customers to move on-premises backup and restore services to the public cloud, and DataProtect optimizes file backup to be efficient and cost-effective to fully capitalize on the value. Additionally, moving data to cloud storage means users only pay for the capacity they use with no on-premises space constraints. With this release, all that is required is a virtual machine environment, network connectivity, and an account with AWS. User’s take advantage of API integration with Tier-1 NAS providers, latency-sensitive data movement, high-performance file movement, and large-scale indexing. Weekly software updates, proactive service monitoring, and fast security updates are available. Additionally, Igneous Success Assurance provides SLA monitoring of tasks, capacity management, customer success, and a white-glove onboarding experience.