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

Hitachi Vantara Release HDID v6

Today Hitachi Vantara announced the general availability of the latest version of its Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID), version 6. HDID v6 can help companies deliver recovery and DRaaS while also helping to eliminate the backup window. Hitachi Vantara states that HDID v6 modernizes IT environments and how data is protected. It also improves data availability something that is becoming increasingly critical.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Launches Spectrum Protect Plus

Today IBM announced a new data protection software that it states is easy to set up, easy to manage and helps simplify data recovery, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. The new software can be set up in under an hour providing protection for data in cloud, virtualized, and data center environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zerto Release Virtual Replication 5.5

Today Zerto released that latest version of its Zerto Virtual Replication, version 5.5 or ZVR 5.5. With this release, Zerto is introducing Microsoft Azure bi-directional replication, faster AWS recovery, and Zerto Analytics capabilities to gain IT environment insights. ZVR 5.5 provides replication and recovery of enterprise applications, both to and from cloud environments adding to companies’ flexibility and speed when utilizing the cloud to drive IT resilience.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Backup Can Now Be Replicated To AWS

Today Barracuda Networks, Inc. announced that its Barracuda Backup can now replicate data securely and efficiently to AWS. This works for data that resides on either physical or virtual backup appliance. This gives customers more flexibility in their choice of replication targets and is especially beneficial to customers of both Barracuda and Amazon.

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by Adam Armstrong

Imanis Data Launches Industry's Fastest Backup & Recover Software

Today Imanis Data, formerly Talena, released what it is referring to as the "fastest backup and recovery platform on the market," Imanis Data 3.0. Aside from backup and recovery, Imanis Data 3.0 also detects ransomware in order to proactively identify accidental data loss and reduce downtime to minutes and hours. The new platform works with Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB, and Hadoop at a granular level providing what the company claims is five to ten times faster recovery of huge data sets compared to other competitive offerings.

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