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

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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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Launches Free SteelStore Solution for Amazon Web Services

Riverbed Technology has announced a free version of Riverbed SteelStore virtual edition, Riverbed’s cloud-integrated storage solution. Not only is Riverbed offering their SteelStore solution for free, they have partnered up with Amazon to also offer 6 months of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) at up to 8TB per month capacity, or 48TB total to select customers who sign up between September 9 and October 9 2014.

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Introduces Free Backup Capacity And Storage Inventory Reporting Tools

Unitrends has introduced two new free tools, Unitrends Backup Capacity Tool and Unitrends Storage Inventory Tool. The new pair enables businesses to identify significant cost savings by offering complete visibility into storage and file capacity and utilization. The tools are designed to help determine how much storage needs to be allocated for backups and which files are critical for backups.

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by Josh Linden

ExaGrid Announces Forthcoming Version 4.7 Software Update

ExaGrid today announced details about updates to its core software offering with enhanced scalability for GRID backup storage deployments and expanded data center replication for disaster recovery. Version 4.7 also adds parallel replication and deduplication functionality and a new, integrated ExaGrid-Veeam data mover solution for virtualized environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

CommVault Introduces New Simpana Solution Sets

Today CommVault introduced new Simpana Solution Sets. These solution sets are designed for businesses from small to large to transform data protection, management, and maximize the value of business information. The new Simpana Solution Sets will do this by speeding cloud adoption, delivering next-generation software innovations that modernize data centers, support mobile productivity, and improve self-services access. As more businesses move toward cloud-based storage and computing, the Simpana solutions will help customers lower costs and reduce risks. The new solution sets can be individually deployed or combined giving customers the flexibility in their data management.

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