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

Barracuda Announces General Availability of Backup 6.0 And Backup 995

Today Barracuda announced the general availability of Barracuda Backup 6.0. Barracuda also announced the availability of their new backup appliance Barracuda Backup 995. The releases are part of Barracuda's Data Protection Plus strategic initiative aimed at helping customers protect, manage, and share data through any device they use and from anywhere they are.

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by Brian Beeler

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free Edition Announced

Veeam Software has announced Veeam Endpoint Backup Free, a standalone solution that gives users the ability to back up Windows-based laptops and desktops to an internal or external hard drive, NAS share, or a Veeam backup repository. Veeam Endpoint Backup Free adds to the company’s vast portfolio of free tools used by over 500,000 IT professionals and is the first designed for client computing needs.

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by Mark Kidd

SwiftStack at VeeamON 2014

SwiftStack is a unified storage platform that runs on Linux with commodity hardware in order to provide massively scalable, software-defined storage. SwiftStack is based on the OpenStack Swift object storage engine and uses an out-of-band controller that conceptualizes storage as a data plane (physical storage) and a control plane (data and metadata management layer).

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by Mark Kidd

OffsiteDataSync at VeeamON 2014

OffsiteDataSync has provided cloud computing, disaster recovery and data retention solutions since its founding in 2002. Their mission is to deliver reliable, state-of-the-art solutions at competitive price points while ensuring the highest level of data protection across our top-tier data centers in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Rochester.

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by Mark Kidd

Tintri at VeeamON 2014

Like Veeam’s Backup & Replication solution, Tintri's VMstore storage platform is designed from the ground up for virtualization. Tintri VMstores are purpose-built storage for virtual machines to avoid operations such as LUN provisioning, HBA compatibility checks, or FC LUN zoning operations. From VMware, an entire Tintri VMstore is presented as a single datastore with data management functionality including snapshots, clones, instant bottleneck visualization, and automatic virtual disk alignment.

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by Lyle Smith

ExaGrid at VeeamON 2014

ExaGrid’s disk-based backup appliances are engineered to provide a straightforward and reliable backup experience for VMware customers using Veeam backup software. Combining the two virtual server data protection solutions allows customers to utilize Veeam Backup & Replication in VMware, vSphere, and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments along with ExaGrid's functionality for zone-level deduplication and replication to an offsite location for disaster recovery.

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by Brian Beeler

Oracle StorageTek at VeeamON 2014

With the world’s highest capacity and performance tape drive, enterprise tape libraries that provide 24x7 availability, and the most scalable, integrated tiered storage environment, Oracle's StorageTek tape storage systems enable you to reduce backup windows, maximize archive access, and lower total cost of ownership.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Announces VCP Launch Partners for Veeam Availability Suite v8

Veeam Software has announced the Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) partners that will support Veeam Cloud Connect on the same day the new Veeam Availability Suite v8 becomes generally available, slated for a release later this quarter.

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by Brian Beeler

VeeamON 2014 Event Hub

The VeeamON conference is the world’s only event that focuses soley on availability of applications and data. The conference is comprised of a wide selection of breakout sessions across various tracks, where IT professionals will learn new techniques, deep-dive into products, connect with peers in the same industry and get current and next generation advice and detailed strategies to help achieve non-stop service and continuous availability for applications and data.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

ExaGrid EX21000E Disk Backup Appliance Review

The ExaGrid EX21000E Backup Appliance provides for a full backup of 21TB, includes 42TB of usable backup storage (48TB raw) and specializes in fast restoration. The EX21000E, as well as all of ExaGrid's backup appliances, divides its storage into two major portions: one is specified as the "Landing Zone" (which uses about half of the total usable storage) and the other is allocated for deduplicated backups (which uses the other half of the usable storage). The Landing Zone is what allows this appliance to accomplish such fast restorations, as 90% of restorations utilize the most recent backup. In addition, the Landing Zone stores a full uncompressed backup, whereas comparable appliances that automatically deduplicate backups have to decompress the files before restoration, slowing time to recovery as a result.

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