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

Dell Announces Complete Active Directory Backup & Recovery For Azure Cloud Environments

Dell has announced the latest update to Dell Recovery Manager for Active Directory and Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest (RMAD) with Edition 8.7, which allow businesses running hybrid Active Directory environments with Azure AD Connect to back up, view and restore changes to AD objects in both real-time on-premises and in the cloud. RMAD also allows for on-premises automated forest-level recovery and the ability to create of a fully functional virtual lab environment.   

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Announces Managed Backup Portal For Service Providers

Today at VeeamON, Veeam Software announced a new way for service providers to deliver backup services (including BaaS) and propel cloud-based availability, Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers. Through this new service partners will be able to easily acquire new customers and build new revenue streams.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Backup For Linux Announced At VeeamON

Today at VeeamON in Las Vegas, NV, Veeam Software announced Veeam Backup for Linux. Veeam Backup for Linux is a standalone agent that delivers backup and recovery for Linux servers running on either the cloud or on premises while ensuring the availability of Linux server instances. This free tool can be used to backup cloud instances and restore them on premises or vice versa.

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by Lyle Smith

Unitrends Release 9.0 Now Available

Unitrends has announced the availability of Release 9.0, the latest update to their data protection technology that powers its physical backup Recovery-Series family as well as its virtual Unitrends Enterprise Backup. Improving on Release 8.1, the newest version of the software has completely overhauled the customer experience by making it much easier for organizations to use and manage the company’s cloud-empowered backup and recovery offerings.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Rapid Recovery Software Announced

Hot on the heal's of their historic acquisition, Dell has announced their next-generation Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery software. Specifically designed for the cloud, the new software integrates the features of AppAssure as well as other Dell solutions built to help reduce downtime for customer environment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Altaro Releases VM Backup v6 With VMware Support

Today Altaro Software released the latest version of its VM Backup software, version 6. Along with the release is the renaming of the product; formally the product was known as Altaro Hyper-V Backup. The product has been renamed as it now supports backing up VMware VMs as well as Hyper-V VMs. Administrators are able to backup either or both VM types from within the same application.

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by Adam Armstrong

Carbonite Releases Remote Workstation Backup Deployment & Management

Today Carbonite Inc. announced the latest version of Carbonite Pro, its workstation backup solution for both PCs and Macs. The latest release will enable administrators to remotely deploy and manage backups for all the workstations in their companies. Carbonite states this will simplify the data protection process and reduce the risk of data loss for small to medium businesses.

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by Lyle Smith

Barracuda Backup Vx Announced

Barracuda has announced Barracuda Backup Vx, the company’s new deployment option for Barracuda Backup. Designed specifically for organizations looking to reduce onsite hardware through virtualization, Vx uses both inline target-based deduplication and compression to decrease storage and bandwidth requirements. It can also easily scale storage as a company’s data grows, which helps remove the need for major upgrades. Barracuda will demonstrate its data protection technology, as well as its products that compliment VMware vCloud Air, at this year’s VMworld. 

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by Lyle Smith

Unitrends Free Adds Enterprise-Class Data Protection to Free VMware vSphere ESXi Hypervisor

Unitrends has announced that Unitrends Free now supports Free VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi). The virtual appliance provides enterprise-class backup and recovery capabilities for free ESXi environments and offers protection for both physical Windows and virtual systems for up to 1TB of data. With this announcement, Unitrends Free now gives customers the ability to install into virtual machines running on VMware’s free vSphere hypervisor and protect physical Windows systems through guest operating system agents. Unitrends is currently in version 8.1 and is the same software used by Unitrends Enterprise Backup.

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by Lyle Smith

Nexenta Collaborates with Veeam to Provide Availability Solutions for Virtualized Data Centers

Only a month after announcing their effort with ATTO Technology, Nexenta has announced another collaborative association, this time with Veeam Software. This partnership will allow them to work together to provide fast, flexible, reliable and cost-effective recovery and availability solutions for modern data center providers and enterprises. Customers will be able to leverage recovery time and point objectives of less than 15 minutes for applications and data through a single storage solution that manages all tiers of storage: production, backup, and archive. We recently took a detailed look at Veeam’s Backup and Replication V8 software.

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