Igneous DataProtect - NAS Backup to Cloud

NAS backup at exabyte-scale.

Simplified, automated, and efficient Protection as-a-Service across your entire enterprise.

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Connect NAS devices in seconds and automate backups for petabytes of data and billions of files


Protect more petabytes with less infrastructure and eliminate backup windows while preserving NAS performance


Optimize cost and performance with policies that span public cloud storage tiers

Backup As-a-Service for Unstructured Data

  • Meet aggressive SLA’s
  • Protect billions of files at exabyte-scale
  • Efficiently utilize cloud tiers
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Flexible Deployment Options

Whether you want to keep backup and archive data onsite or in the cloud, Igneous gives you the choice.

Software Deployment


Hybrid Deployments


Appliance Deployment


One Solution for Any Location, Any Protocol and Any Cloud



Dell/EMC Isilon OneFS including multi-protocol
NetApp Cluster Mode and NetApp 7 Mode
PureStorage FlashBlade - File and Object
Qumulo QF2




MS Azure Hot, Cold, and Archive
AWS S3, S3 Standard-IA, S3 Glacier, S3 Glacier Deep Archive
Google Multi-regional, Regional, Nearline, and Coldline

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NAS Backup that Just Fades Into the Background

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Fully automated permissions provisioning, export discovery, and snapshot management

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Fully Managed

Backup doesn’t have to be actively managed day to day because our system does it for you

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Fulls & Incrementals at Line Speed

Highly parallelized, multi-threaded, latency-aware data movement can keep up with any unstructured environment

DataProtect FAQs

How does Igneous DataProtect simplify the management of unstructured enterprise data?

Igneous is the first backup and archive solution built for the massive scale of unstructured, machine-generated file and object data. DataProtect is protocol-and-platform agnostic, centralizing backup and archive data from any NAS system to the enterprise. Compatible with all NAS architectures and public-cloud platforms and delivered as-a-Service, Igneous DataProtect overcomes the limitations of legacy data-protection solutions while expediting and simplifying the process of protecting and archiving unstructured data in even the largest multi-petabyte environments.

Will DataProtect impact my system performance?

No. While Igneous DataProtect uses NAS system resources to scan and protect, the service monitors latency at all times, during all tasks, and will throttle back its resource consumption if NAS system latency starts to increase.

What deployment options are available with DataProtect?

Igneous offers a number of deployment options that can accommodate any operational and environmental requirements. Igneous services can be deployed on a dedicated appliance, hybrid or software-only. Igneous DataProtect can store backup and archive data in the datacenter on a dedicated appliance, in the public cloud, or both, depending on requirements.

What is the difference between deploying on hardware vs software?

Igneous DataProtect deployed on hardware in the datacenter keeps a local copy of the backup and archive data and can replicate backup and archive data to the cloud.  Igneous DataProtect deployed as software stores all backup and archive data in the cloud.

How is the software-only version of DataProtect deployed?

Igneous DataProtect can be deployed using a stateless virtual machine, which is hosted on your own virtual infrastructure. After the initial setup process, the virtual machine’s operational status and performance are monitored remotely, as-a-Service by Igneous. The overall process requires very little on-premises infrastructure to deploy, with fast time to results.

How does the software-only version manage data

During backup operations, backup data is uploaded to the customers AWS account and storage tier such as S3, S3 Standard-IA, S3 Glacier Archive and S3 Glacier Deep Archive. File metadata – information associated with each file such as create and modify times, file size, etc. – is uploaded to a customer specific Igneous cloud instance, where it is used to provide index and search capabilities.

How are data and scanned metadata secured?

All data uploaded by DataProtect is compressed and encoded into a grouped binary format, and are encrypted during upload via TLS over HTTP (HTTPS).  Data is stored in buckets in your account ensuring control over your data. All your metadata is stored in its own Igneous-managed instance, which is single-tenant and customer-specific

Backup and archive data are encrypted via HTTPS (TLS) while in transit, and are secured and protected by AWS perimeter infrastructure while at rest on your cloud storage.

Which public cloud providers can DataProtect use as a storage target?

Today, the software-only version of DataProtect can target any tier in AWS Simple Storage Service (S3). This includes Standard-IA, S3 Glacier Archive and S3 Glacier Deep Archive. Customers running DataProtect on a dedicated appliance can write data directly to any tier of AWS S3, Azure Blob Storage, or Google Cloud Storage.

What are the requirements for deploying the software-only version of DataProtect?

Click here for the DataProtect software-only deployment guide.

Is DataProtect Backup-as-a-Service available on AWS Marketplace?

Yes.  If you are already an AWS customer you can quickly purchase DataProtect Backup as-a-Service through AWS Marketplace.  You can consolidate your cloud spend by including DataProtect on your AWS bill and use committed AWS spend or credits.  We offer a 30 day trial- just contact us as awssales@igneous.io and we’ll get you started.