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

Veritas Backup Exec 16 Now Available

Veritas Technologies has announced a significant update to Backup Exec, the company’s unified backup and recovery solution for mid-market organizations. Backup Exec 16 is designed to help businesses save valuable resources and assets as well as to help solve critical data protection challenges across cloud, virtual and physical systems. Veritas adds that organizations will be able to leverage the most current and scalable Microsoft infrastructure with Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2016, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: LaCie, Dell EMC, Seagate, Datera, Lenovo, Nimble, Barracuda, DDN, & 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. LaCie has introduced what it calls the world’s fastest desktop storage. Dell EMC announced the GA of its Documentum for Life Sciences. Seagate launched what they are calling the world’s fastest HDD for mission critical workloads. Datera announced integration with Openstack FUEL. Lenovo is partnering with Nimble and DDN on two separate projects. All this is among a few other announcements.

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by Lyle Smith

Google Unveils New Storage Classes For Google Cloud Storage

Google has announced a significant refresh of Google Cloud Storage, including new storage classes, data lifecycle management tools, improved availability, lower prices and comprehensive storage options to cater to different use cases. Google has also unveiled the further expansion of their Google Cloud Platform (GCP) partner ecosystem.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Better Data Protection For The Modern Data Center

Today at Dell EMC World 2016, Dell EMC announced that it would be enhancing data protection software and servers of both legacy companies that now make up the one new one by combining technologies. Along with further integration of the two companies to leverage each others technology benefits, Dell EMC is also announcing new cloud-enabled software updates to protect customers data (regardless of size of the customer or its data) in the modern data center. These data protection enhancements include the latest version of Data Domain Virtual Edition, version 3.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Introduces Adaptive Backup And Recovery Suite

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced its analytics-powered solution suite designed to automate and streamline information management and protection, HPE Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite. The Suite is a combination of HPE Storage Optimizer, HPE Data Protector and HPE Backup Navigator. This combination will bring analytics together with the end-to-end backup and recovery process.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Upgrades Data Domain Around Flash

Today Dell EMC announced new Data Domain protection storage systems as well as software upgrades to Data Domain. The new appliances will be flash-enabled, giving them, what Dell EMC is calling, industry-leading speed and scalability as well as enhanced protection for virtual environments. Dell EMC is also introducing the latest version of Data Domain’s operating system, OS 6.0, as well as Data Domain Cloud Tier.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Announces New Innovations For Its Data Platform At Commvault GO

Today at Commvault GO 2016 (Commvault’s first customer conference) at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, Commvault introduced new innovations to its Commvault Data Platform for Software Defined Data Services (SDDS), currently in its eleventh version. These new innovations are designed to enhance orchestration and simplicity, while extending Commvault’s leadership in the backup, recovery and archive space.

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by Lyle Smith

Commvault Adds New Flexibility & Options For Protecting Data In SAP HANA

Commvault has announced that their Commvault Software and the Commvault Data Platform v11 has attained SAP-certified integration with the SAP HANA platform on IBM Power Systems. The Commvault Data Platform is a data management infrastructure that allows users to protect, manage and process more data faster as well as to lower operational costs, eliminate disruptions, and promote innovation, indicating that their customers will be able to improve their overall IT efficiencies and gain greater business value from their data running in SAP HANA.

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by Lyle Smith

Zetta Disaster Recovery Now Available

Zetta has announced Zetta Disaster Recovery, a cloud-first disaster recovery solution that features a "sub-five minute failover".  Zetta has designed their new disaster recovery solution specifically for small and mid-sized enterprise customers and partners, allowing them to access business-critical applications with minimal disruption to everyday operations during a downtime event, both expected and unexpected. Zetta indicates that their new service is a cost-effective solution that provides high availability and reliability for demanding recovery time objectives.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Netlist Gets New Patent, Unitrends' New Backup Solutions, & HPE Partners With Zerto

We receive quite a bit of news every week, some times dozens of pieces per week. While we strive to cover those topics that are most relevant to our readers or the topics we think that our readers will be most interested in, we can't cover them all. Other times we are presented with several pieces that are just too short to be their own story. So we will be taking the shorter pieces throughout the week and combining them into one "News Bits" piece, even if the news presented isn't necessarily related.

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