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

Arcserve Acquires Zetta

Today Arcserve, LLC announced that it had acquired Zetta, a leader in cloud-first disaster recovery (DR) solutions and data center IP. This marks the second major acquisition for Arcserve in recent history, the other being the acquisition of the email archiving technology, FastArchiver. With this latest acquisition (whose terms were not disclosed), Arcserve is unveiling its disaster avoidance roadmap to the first, affordable near-zero data loss disaster recovery across cloud, virtual and physical infrastructures.

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by Adam Armstrong

Reduxio Systems Unveils Reduxio V3

Today Reduxio Systems unveiled what it is calling the world’s first unified primary and secondary storage platform with built-in disaster recovery (DR) and copy data management capabilities, Reduxio V3. The latest version is a step toward a highly available, self-healing, and self-recovering system designed to deliver near-zero RPO (recovery point objective) and RTO (recovery time objective). While that seems like a pretty tall order, Reduxio goes on to state that the latest version will simplify the data protection process while providing built-in data replication for disaster recovery.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datos IO & NetApp Partner To Deliver Cloud Data Protection

Today Datos IO announced a new data protection solution that combines NetApp’s SolidFire array technology and ONTAP software with its RecoverX software. The solution will be able to extend NetApp’s Data Fabric with next-generation backup and recovery for next-generation databases and cloud applications. The two companies will be demonstrating this new technology at MongoDB World ’17 at booth #20.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Releases New Solutions For Multi-Cloud Use

Building off of new alliances and partnerships the company has made with GoogleIBM, and Microsoft, Veritas Technologies today announced new solutions for multi-cloud environments. According to Veritas, the new solutions are designed to provide organizations unprecedented visibility into cloud-based data, bi-directional cloud migration for critical workloads and snapshot-based data protection optimized for multi-cloud environments.

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by Lyle Smith

Acronis Backup 12.5 With Standard and Advanced Versions Announced

Acronis has announced the latest release of Acronis Backup with version 12.5, which comes in comes in two editions: Standard and Advanced. With Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, businesses can start small and have the ability to upgrade to the Advanced edition when their infrastructure grows large enough by simply switching out license keys. Earlier this year, Acronis added Office 365 support to its backup solution.

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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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