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

Unitrends Release 9.0 Now Available

Unitrends has announced the availability of Release 9.0, the latest update to their data protection technology that powers its physical backup Recovery-Series family as well as its virtual Unitrends Enterprise Backup. Improving on Release 8.1, the newest version of the software has completely overhauled the customer experience by making it much easier for organizations to use and manage the company’s cloud-empowered backup and recovery offerings.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Rapid Recovery Software Announced

Hot on the heal's of their historic acquisition, Dell has announced their next-generation Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery software. Specifically designed for the cloud, the new software integrates the features of AppAssure as well as other Dell solutions built to help reduce downtime for customer environment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Altaro Releases VM Backup v6 With VMware Support

Today Altaro Software released the latest version of its VM Backup software, version 6. Along with the release is the renaming of the product; formally the product was known as Altaro Hyper-V Backup. The product has been renamed as it now supports backing up VMware VMs as well as Hyper-V VMs. Administrators are able to backup either or both VM types from within the same application.

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by Adam Armstrong

Carbonite Releases Remote Workstation Backup Deployment & Management

Today Carbonite Inc. announced the latest version of Carbonite Pro, its workstation backup solution for both PCs and Macs. The latest release will enable administrators to remotely deploy and manage backups for all the workstations in their companies. Carbonite states this will simplify the data protection process and reduce the risk of data loss for small to medium businesses.

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by Lyle Smith

Barracuda Backup Vx Announced

Barracuda has announced Barracuda Backup Vx, the company’s new deployment option for Barracuda Backup. Designed specifically for organizations looking to reduce onsite hardware through virtualization, Vx uses both inline target-based deduplication and compression to decrease storage and bandwidth requirements. It can also easily scale storage as a company’s data grows, which helps remove the need for major upgrades. Barracuda will demonstrate its data protection technology, as well as its products that compliment VMware vCloud Air, at this year’s VMworld. 

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by Lyle Smith

Unitrends Free Adds Enterprise-Class Data Protection to Free VMware vSphere ESXi Hypervisor

Unitrends has announced that Unitrends Free now supports Free VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi). The virtual appliance provides enterprise-class backup and recovery capabilities for free ESXi environments and offers protection for both physical Windows and virtual systems for up to 1TB of data. With this announcement, Unitrends Free now gives customers the ability to install into virtual machines running on VMware’s free vSphere hypervisor and protect physical Windows systems through guest operating system agents. Unitrends is currently in version 8.1 and is the same software used by Unitrends Enterprise Backup.

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by Lyle Smith

Nexenta Collaborates with Veeam to Provide Availability Solutions for Virtualized Data Centers

Only a month after announcing their effort with ATTO Technology, Nexenta has announced another collaborative association, this time with Veeam Software. This partnership will allow them to work together to provide fast, flexible, reliable and cost-effective recovery and availability solutions for modern data center providers and enterprises. Customers will be able to leverage recovery time and point objectives of less than 15 minutes for applications and data through a single storage solution that manages all tiers of storage: production, backup, and archive. We recently took a detailed look at Veeam’s Backup and Replication V8 software.

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by Lyle Smith

Unitrends Unveils New Enterprise Backup and Recovery Products and Updates

Unitrends has made several announcements today including the availability of the Recovery-944S and Recovery-946S, the company's highest capacity, most advanced physical backup and recovery appliances yet. All appliances include Release 8.2, the latest version of the data protection software that provides enhanced Adaptive Data Deduplication with dedupe acceleration. In addition, it allows the Recovery-944S and the Recovery-946S to scale past 100TB all the while still maintaining the performance needed to quickly and cost-effectively backup and recover high volumes of data. Unitrends indicates that organizations will be able to significantly reduce costs by using just one appliance to back up over 100TB of data in addition to improving efficiencies with a single point of management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Announces Verde DPE

Today Spectra Logic Corporation announced its new high-density, bulk storage NAS disk platform, the Spectra Verde Digital Preservation Enterprise (DPE). The Verde DPE utilizes Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology to provide capacities of 180TB per rack unit for a cost as low as 9¢/GB raw.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Backup And Replication v8 Review

Veeam Backup and Replication is data protection software for virtualized applications and data, regardless of size or complexity. Veeam Backup and Replication unifies both processes into a single solution to “increases the value of backup and reinvents data protection for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments.” The solution offers many benefits such as fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data. Veeam actually calls their recovery instant with claims of recovering a failed VM in as little as 2 minutes and being able to recover guest OS files and folder on the fly. The solution protects data with built in replication and options such as Cloud Connect. And Veeam Backup and Replication has deduplication and compression in order to minimize storage needs.

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