Reviews of enterprise and SMB solutions that are purpose built for backup, recovery and archiving duties.
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Four Ways to Avoid an Epic Disaster Recovery Fail – What You Need To Know Before It’s Too Late

Backup and recovery is a bit like snowboarding. When the time comes to speed down the mountainside or keep your business running in the event of a disaster, a little bit of preparation will make the difference between a smooth landing or ending up face-first in a snowdrift. Here are four ways to avoid an epic fail.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datos IO Joins AWS Partner Network

Today Datos IO announced that it has joined Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Partner Network (APN) as a Standard Partner. With its new partner status, Datos IO states that is will be able to use its flagship software, RecoverX, to protect  next-generation SaaS applications or applications (such as Internet of Things (IoT), Analytics, eCommerce, and others) hosted on IaaS and PaaS architectures natively deployed on AWS against data corruption, disasters and human errors.

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by Adam Armstrong

Acronis Releases Its Backup 12 & Other Protection Solutions

Today Acronis announced the release of its new solution that protects companies’ full digital image, Acronis Backup 12. The nature of how businesses store data has changed, data location is no longer static and data can be stored on several devices and clouds. Acronis claims their new backup solution can protect data that resides in the cloud, on-premises, across virtual and physical systems, in remote systems, and on mobile devices. Acronis is also releasing other solutoins today to further help companies with the modern nature of data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 To Fully Integrate With Windows Server 2016 & Hyper-V

Today Veeam Software announced that its upcoming Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 would fully integrate with Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V technologies. The collaboration between Veeam and Microsoft claims to offer greater security and easy integration between Microsoft’s releases of Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V 2016, and enterprise applications later this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Releases Isolated Recovery Solutions To Combat Hackers

EMC recently commissioned a data protection index that highlighted various cyber threats. The study was conducted by the independent Vanson Bourne and looked at enterprise backup in 18 countries around the world. EMC states that the index shows business have been doing well at protecting against the best known threats but are unprepared for upcoming attacks. In order to help companies with these future attacks, EMC is releasing its new Isolated Recovery Solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Appoints New President And CEO

Today Veeam Software announced Peter C. McKay as its new COO and President. Peter C. McKay was most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas with VMware. The company is also promoting their current Executive Vice President, William H. Largent, to its new CEO. Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, Veeam’s co-founders and directors, will remain active in the company with a shift toward market strategy and new product development. Veeam states that these new appointments will add further depth to an already accomplished executive lineup.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Has Been Selected By NBC To Archive The 2016 Olympic Games

Today Spectra Logic and NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announced that Spectra will be providing video archive and disaster recovery services for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21. This announcement was made by Spectra’s Chief Sales Officer, Brain Grainger, and NBC Sports Group’s Vice President, Post Operations & Digital Workflow, Darryl Jefferson.

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Partners With Box To Enable Local Data Storage In Europe & Asia

IBM will be extending its global partnership with Box to give enterprises the option to store data regionally in Europe and Asia on the IBM Cloud. As such, IBM will be able to use Box Zones to support hybrid cloud deployments via their deeply integrated enterprise content management solutions. Box Zones will also leverage IBM Cloud Object Storage Services, as it will enable clients from both companies to locally store and manage their increasing volumes of unstructured data through the cloud in a range of different regions located across Europe and Asia.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Releases Data Domain Virtual Edition

Today EMC announced the introduction of Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE). As the name implies, EMC has separated the Data Domain hardware creating a software-only solution. Initially intended for remote office, branch office (ROBO), DD VE can support a variety of deployment options including cloud, converged and hyperconverged.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Expands Its Backup Product Line While Lowering The Cost

Today Barracuda Networks Inc. announced that it was updated and expanding its Backup product line. Along with expanding and updating this product line, Barracuda is also offering new subscription and cloud storage prices. Barracuda is also announcing two new appliances, the Barracuda Backup 790 and 895 offering 12TB and 24TB of usable capacity, respectively. These announcements give Barracuda’s existing and future customers more flexibility in their data protection and recovery solutions.

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