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

Veeam & Microsoft Extend Backup & DR In Azure

At VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans, Veeam Software announced it was working with Microsoft to add new capabilities for protection in the hybrid cloud. This announcement builds off of the long-standing alliance between the two companies. The new solutions announced include, Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure and Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure. Veeam is also announcing its latest version of Veeam Backup for Office 365.

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by Adam Armstrong

DataGravity Adds Behavior-Driven Data Management To Veeam Environments

Today at VeeamOn 2017, DataGravity announced DataGravity for Availability with Veeam support. DataGravity states that its new solution will be the first to automatically respond, in real-time, to data exposure and security threats in a Veeam backup repository. This behavior-driven management will help companies to better defend insider threats while also providing higher levels of visibility and availability.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Announces Tighter Integration With Veeam

Today at VeeamOn 2017, Quantum Corp. announced integration with Veeam for two of its products, DXi deduplication appliances and Scalar tape storage platform. The new integrations are all about using Veeam’s “3-2-1 rule” (storing at least three copies of data on two different types of media with one backup copy offsite). Quantum and Veeam will be showcasing joint solutions at VeeamON 2017, May 16-18 in New Orleans. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Commissions Report Looking At The Availability Gap

Veeam has commissioned an ESG report to look at the availability gap (a gap between user expectations for availability and what IT can deliver) and how much this gap can actually costs enterprises. The report took a survey of 1,060 ITDMs from private and public sector organizations with a minimum of 1,000 employees, in 24 different countries, in late 2016. Countries included in the survey include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, the UAE, UK, and the US. This is the sixth annual availability report from Veeam.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Druva, Altaro, Silicon Power, DDN, Virtual Instruments, Dell EMC, Toshiba, Veeam, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Druva achieved FedRAMP Certification. Altaro announced the general availability of its VM Backup V7. Silicon Power announced new high capacity SD and microSD cards. DDN announced enhancements to its WOS platform. Virtual Instruments announced Load DynamiX Enterprise 5.3. Dell EMC announced it would be incorporating Toshiba HK4 SATA SSDs into its PowerEdge 13G servers. Veeam releases 1Q 2017 results. Scality expands support for its S3 Server. Dell announces its first 4K HDR monitor.

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by Adam Armstrong

ClearSky Data Expands Its Backup & DR Capabilities

Today ClearSky Data announced that it has expanded its data protection capabilities. The company is now able to offer complete offsite back and disaster recovery (DR) as part of its fully managed service. ClearSky states that organizations now only have to pay once for access to all of their data regardless of where it resides. ClearSky also points out potential cost savings by eliminating redundant infrastructure such as secondary infrastructure for DR, backup licenses and management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Releases LiveBoot 2.0

Today Barracuda Networks Inc. announced the latest edition of its Barracuda Backup LiveBoot, version 2.0. The new version of LiveBoot includes Cloud LiveBoot for Microsoft Hyper-V, as well as VMware, which aims to give customers of both to see faster restores and minimized downtime. Other benefits of LiveBoot 2.0 include a backup and recovery option for larger virtual machines and a reduction of boot times.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas & Google Announces Global Strategic Partnership For Data Management

Today at Google Cloud Next 17, Veritas Technologies announced it was expanding its partnership with Google. The expanded partnership will provide joint customers with 360 Data Management capabilities that reduce data storage costs, increase compliance and eDiscovery readiness, and accelerate the move to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Veritas is also announcing a set of new solutions with Google Cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Introduces Blanket Encryption For Private Clouds

Datrium announced its new Datrium Blanket Encryption. The Blanket Encryption a software product that combines deduplication and compression technology with high-speed, end-to-end encryption. The encryption will be in use at the host, in flight, and at rest.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas & Microsoft Partner To Optimize The Cloud

Today Veritas Technologies and Microsoft Corp. announced a multi-year partnership. This partnership is aimed at helping organizations to use Microsoft Azure to both optimize hybrid cloud use as well as hosting Veritas’ Enterprise Vault.cloud management and governance capabilities on Azure.  The partnership builds off of the longstanding relationship between Veritas and Microsoft.

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