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

Datos IO Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

Following its announcement of joining Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner program last month, Datos IO announced today that it was joining Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Partner program. The company is also announcing that latest release of its flagship software, RecoverX 1.5, also called Orion. Orion will support Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage services, which offer advanced data recovery features purpose-built for 3rd Platform applications deployed on non-relational databases in GCP.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Announces New Cloud Data Management Solutions

Today at Veritas Vision 2016, Veritas Technologies announced a new Cloud Data Management Suite aimed at helping companies as they transform to digital business. While these new solutions are designed to help companies manage hybrid clouds, and drive more value from their data, the three areas of focus will be on: data protection, data availability, and data insight.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces Spectrum Protect Version 7.1.7

Today IBM announced the latest version of its data protection software, Spectrum Protect version 7.1.7. The latest version is all about protecting data that is stored or transferred to the cloud. IBM claims that using the latest version enables data to be sent to cloud storage at near-maximum transfer rates. IBM also announced that Spectrum Protect has has been recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s Data Center Backup and Recovery Software Magic Quadrant for the 6th year in a row.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Announces Backup 6.3 With New Enhancements

Today Barracuda announced the latest version of its Backup, version 6.3, with new enhancements centered around better performance, enhanced public cloud support, and higher capacity. These new enhancements will be available in both physical and virtual Barracuda Backup appliances for customers with active subscriptions. Barracuda is also increasing capacity, while at the same time lowering price.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Releases Panzura Inside

At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, Panzura announced the release of its new program that combines Panzura’s hybrid cloud NAS software with leading flash arrays and hyperconverged systems, Panzura Inside. Inside will be able to deliver high performance storage for both block and file workloads. The Panzura Inside virtual controller is currently tested with Nimble, Nutanix, Tegile, and Simplivity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Axcient Releases Fusion 1.5

At VMorld 2016 in Las Vegas, Axcient announced the latest version of its cloud-converged IT resilience platform, Fusion 1.5. The latest version features new cloud orchestration and workflow automation capabilities that are aimed at simplifying and automating continuity and availability for critical services. The Axcient Fusion IT resilience platform was first announced in June.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zerto Announces Virtual Replication 5.0

Today at VMworld 2016, Zerto introduced its enterprise-class disaster recovery to Microsoft Azure, Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0. Zerto states this new technology can help companies that wish to use Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform for BC/DR. Version 5.0 also includes the first hypervisor-based “one-to-many” replication for protection of multiple workloads across different data center sites, 30-day journaling, and a new mobile app.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Announces Its Availability Platform For The Hybrid Cloud

Veeam Software made a few announcements recently with the largest being a new product, the Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud. Along with they new platform, Veeam is announcing primary storage integration with the IBM Storwize family and IBM SVC platform (to be including in Veeam Availability Suite v10). And Veeam unveiled new capabilities to support Microsoft 365.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Updates Its Data Protection Suite For VMware

Today EMC announced updates to its Data Protection Suite for VMware as well as new products designed to optimize the protection of VMware workloads across the spectrum of VMware environments. The new enhancements include support for VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere, and expanded data protection options for VCE VxRail Appliances. EMC also announced that it would be demonstrating VMware integration in its primary storage arrays at VMworld.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic & Komprise Work Together To Tackle Exponential Data Growth

Today Spectra Logic and Komprise announced that they have worked together, creating a new data storage solution. This new solution is for Spectra Logic customers struggling with exponential data growth. Using the solution, customers will be able to optimize their storage and control costs using file analytics and tiered storage.

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