Reviews of enterprise and SMB solutions that are purpose built for backup, recovery and archiving duties.
by Lyle Smith

Synology Moments, Drive, and Office Software Packages Now Available

Synology has announced the official release of Drive, Office, and Moments--three significant packages that run on the company’s line NAS products. These new applications give users the ability to securely and privately store, back up, and synchronize their files.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Acquires N2WS

Veeam Software has acquired N2WS, a provider of cloud-native Enterprise backup and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS). N2WS cloud backup solution for AWS workloads allows organizations to back up data and applications whenever they require along with near-instant recovery. Veeam believes that this acquisition will strengthen their position in Availability for any app, any data, across any cloud, and its ability to protect AWS deployments. N2WS (who had a previous strong partnership with Veeam) will operate as a standalone company, keeping its brand name; however, it will be labeled as “A Veeam Company.”

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Updates Backup & Replication 9.5 With Update 3

Today Veeam released its third major update for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5. In this update Veeam has added some things that it was planning on waiting for the v10 such as agent management. This update also includes support for VMware Cloud on AWS and storage integration with IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Lenovo Storage V Series.

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by Lyle Smith

Datrium Cloud DVX Announced

Datrium has announced Datrium Cloud DVX, a cloud-native instance of DVX that offers recovery services for VMs running in DVX on premises. Cloud DVX is highlighted by global cloud deduplication functionality and offers a simple and efficient VM and vDisk level backup and recovery, which is available within a converged or hyperconverged infrastructure system.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware & AWS Announced Expanded Capabilities Of VMware Cloud

Today Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) and VMware Inc. announced that they would be expanding capabilities as well as availability. VMware Cloud will no be available from the U.S. West (Oregon) region to also include the AWS U.S. East (N. Virginia) region. The new capabilities include VMware Site Recovery, a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Enhances Its Firewalls For the Cloud-Generation

Today Barracuda Networks, Inc. announced that its Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall would now have expanded public cloud functionality. Barracuda states that the updated cloud-generation firewalls will give customers an easier path of migration to public clouds by allowing for utility-based consumption and automated security controls for DevSecOps workflows. Barracuda intends to demonstrate these newly updated firewall at booth # 1533 during AWS re:Invent, Nov. 27-Dec. 1, in Las Vegas.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Enhances Backup Exec

Today Veritas Technologies announced significant enhancements to its popular unified data protection solution, Veritas Backup Exec. Aimed at SMBs, the newly enhanced Backup Exec offers new subscription-based pricing to add flexibility in purchasing. Veritas goes on to state the users will also have greater insights and real-time visibility into their unstructured data even in the multi-cloud world.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas & Nutanix Partner On Data Protection

Today Veritas Technologies and Nutanix announced a global technology partnership. This partnership brings Veritas NetBackup 8.1 to protect workloads virtualized on AHV, Nutanix’s native hypervisor. The two companies claim that this will allow customers to benefit from greater protection for all virtualized workloads running on Nutanix, as well as application mobility across clouds, while remaining open to any hardware, hypervisor or cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Announces Endpoint DPaaS, Analytics Portfolio, & Google Partnership At GO17

Today at Commvault GO 2017, the company made several announcements. These include the launch of Commvault Endpoint Data Protection as a Service aimed at protecting laptops, desktops and other devices in one flexible, easy-to-use software as a service (SaaS) offering. The announcement of a new analytics portfolio of applications, capabilities, solutions and services, all built on the Commvault Data Platform. And the company is announcing a strategic partnership with Google Cloud, bringing Commvault’s range of cloud services on Google Cloud Platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Launches HyperScale Appliance & Software

Today Commvault launched two new secondary storage offerings, Commvault HyperScale Appliance and Commvault HyperScale Software. According to the company, these new offerings provide simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data while fitting a wide range of customer needs and environments. The new solutions will be offered as either all-in-one appliance or a reference architecture, allowing customers to pick the best fit for their organization.

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