Virgin Hyperloop One taps Kanata firm’s cloud data management solution

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Virgin Hyperloop One's test track in Nevada

A major player on the cutting edge of transportation technology is using an Ottawa startup’s solution to manage unstructured data in the cloud.

HubStor, a Kanata-based data management software firm, announced Wednesday it has signed up Virgin Hyperloop One to its Microsoft Azure platform.

The Virgin firm purports to be the only company in the world to have tested an at-scale version of the Hyperloop concept, which uses electromagnetic levitation and electric propulsion to send shuttles through a pipeline across vast distances at ultra-fast speeds. The well-funded company plans to pilot a full-scale Hyperloop test track in India later this year.

HubStor’s solution is now in charge of keeping data straight for the ambitious firm. The local company’s solution automates enterprise customers’ data management processes through a secure, easily searchable storage platform equipped with a robust system of backups, archives and recovery functions