Venyu, headquartered in Baton Rouge, has won a contract from Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. and Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc. data recovery, protection and storage.

In a news release, Kawasaki cited Venyu’s innovative approach to data deduplication, cloud storage backup and total cost of ownership.

The Kawasaki family of companies is one of the world’s leading makers of motorcycles and recreation vehicles. Kawasaki has more than 1,500 power sport dealers and over 8,000 small engine and power product dealers with 326 employees in the United States and Canada.

Frustrated with the constant “care and feeding” needed to manage their current backup application, including the need to have employees working nights and weekends, Kawasaki sought an efficient and cost-effective way to store, protect and access its data.

“Venyu’s backup client deduplicates and compresses before it sends our data across the wire, allowing us to backup our systems with very limited impact on our Internet connection,” James Grande, data center supervisor at Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., said in a news release.

In addition, Kawasaki pays only for the storage cost after Venyu compresses the data, he said. If Kawasaki sends 100 GB, or gigabytes, of data to Venyu, and Venyu compresses that to 20 GB, Kawasaki only pays for 20 GB of storage.

The amount of the contract was not released.