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

Acronis Adds Office 365 To Its Backup 12 Solution

Today Acronis announced the latest addition to its Acronis Backup 12 solution. Acronis added Microsoft Office 365 functionality to Backup 12. Acronis states that with this solution, Acronis Backup 12 is now the most complete, small business backup solution, enabling businesses to protect all data, local and in the cloud, with a single solution, single configuration, and a single interface.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Refreshes Appliance Line & Expands Capacity

Today Barracuda announced that it was refreshing its portfolio of Backup products. Barracuda Backup is the line of products that comprise its data protection solutions. Barracuda states that the refreshed line will have more capacity (up to 100% on some models), better performance, and ransomware recovery.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Announces GA Of Its Agent For Linux

Departing from its long tradition of making agentless backup products, Veeam has announced that it is now making an agented backup for Linux. While this may seem like a bit of an odd move for the company, they do point out that not all workloads can be virtualized because of hardware dependencies amongst other reasons. Now with this and the upcoming Agent for Microsoft Windows, Veeam will be able to backup more of enterprise environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Releases NetBackup 8.0

Today Veritas Technologies announced the latest release of its backup and recovery suite, NetBackup 8.0. On top of that, Veritas is also releasing an integrated Enterprise Data Management solution geared to help companies as try to both manage data in the cloud and gain insight from the data they have. NetBackup 8.0 comes with several enhancements. The new Enterprise Data Management solution builds off of NetBackup to integrate data visibility, application resiliency and copy data management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Announces Its Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition

Today Cohesity announced a new product that extends the benefits of its on-premises consolidated secondary storage solution to public cloud infrastructure, Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition (CE). Cohesity’s new DataPlatform CE allows organizations to reap the benefits of the cloud including scalability, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. The Cohesity DataPlatform CE will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Phoenix Now Available On AWS Marketplace

Today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Nevada, Druva announced that its Phoenix solution is now available via Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. The availability in AWS marketplace will make it easier for companies to access and deploy Phoenix for their disaster recovery needs. On top of speeding deployment and increasing ease of access, Druva states that the availability of Phoenix on AWS is also more cost-effective for companies wishing to take advantage of its unified backup, archival, and disaster recovery for server workloads.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Veritas NetBackup 5240 Backup Appliance Review

Veritas merged with Symantec back in 2004 only to be spun back off last year as its own data management company. Symantec kept its security and Veritas gained NetBackup. NetBackup is an enterprise heterogeneous backup and recovery suite that that provides backup for several operating systems, physical systems, cloud, and virtualization such as VMware and Hyper-V. Veritas takes this one step farther and offers NetBackup on an appliance for what it calls an efficient, turnkey solution for backup, storage, and deduplication. Currently the NetBackup appliances are offered in two solutions: the 5200 series (which we will be looking at in this review) that is designed to be cost-optimized, and the 5300 series that is more performance-optimized.

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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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